Live in Studio A: Lutenist Ronn McFarlane | WYPR

Live in Studio A: Lutenist Ronn McFarlane

Nov 30, 2018

Ronn McFarlane is a critically acclaimed lutenist.
Credit Photo courtesy Ronn McFarlane

Ronn McFarlane is one of the most acclaimed masters of a very old instrument – the lute.  He’s a Grammy-nominated musician and was a founding member of the Baltimore Consort. He’s also a founder of folk trio Ayreheart and has worked with many other great early music groups in the United States and around the world. 

Alongside fellow lutenist Paul O'Dette, McFarlane will perform tomorrow night in a program titled For Two Lutes: Virtuoso Duets from Italy and England. The concert is at 8:00 at Towson University's Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall. It’s part of the series sponsored by the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society. Get more information here.

Ronn McFarlane joins Tom in Studio A.  He performs selections from A Fancy, by John Dowland; Passacaglia, by Allessandro Piccinini; and he closes out with another Dowland piece, Tarleton's Resurrection.

McFarlane's performance was streamed live on WYPR's Facebook page, and you can watch the video here.