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Will Kemp
Who Was Will Kemp?

Who Was Will Kemp?

Our 2018-19 season opener is “Will Kemp Returns! A Jigs Revival.” But who was Will Kemp? Will Kemp was a real man — a professional clown and comedic actor in Elizabethan England. Kemp (also known as Kempe), is best-known as one of the original members of...

organetto
What was the organetto?

What was the organetto?

One of the most fun things about attending an early music concert is getting the chance to see and hear instruments you might not have heard of before. In our next concert, featuring secular love songs from medieval France, we’ll showcase the organetto — a portable...

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