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LIVE MUSIC: Renaissance Strings of Pure Delight at Poquatuck Hall Chris Morrongiello, lute hosted by Rites of Spring Music Festival
June 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm$10 – $25
Heralded as an innovative music director and creator of large-scale dramatic works, lutenist Christopher Morrongiello has a gift for bringing music of the Renaissance and Baroque to life in its literary and social context. Christopher Morrongiello, a former British Marshall Scholar, is a graduate of the Mannes College of Music, the Royal College of Music, and the University of Oxford, where he earned a doctorate in historical musicology. As a recitalist, Christopher has performed to critical acclaim throughout Europe and the United States. He is a professor in music history at Hofstra University and teaches lute and related historical plucked instruments in his private studio in Long Island, New York. Poquatuck Hall is a vibrant gathering place for the hamlets of Orient and East Marion and Southold Town. In 1871, a Literary Society was formed in Orient to provide entertainment for the public and to erect a Town Hall. Through their efforts, Poquatuck Hall was built by James H. Young and completed in 1874. Today the building is an integral part of the history of the area as a venue for 140 years of lectures, public meetings, concerts and many other civic activities. 5:00pm Music conversation: Introduction to the Renaissance Music. 5:30pm Concert Strings of Pure Delight Lute Music of the Renaissance and Early Baroque