Members of LA FONTEGARA

Natalie Palme studied recorder with Elna Sherman, and later attended master classes with Carl Dolmetsch. She has also studied flute with Sharon Zuckerman, viol with Adrienne Hartzell, and voice with Betsy Warren-Davis (Boston) and Alma Caesari (London). Ms Palme has performed extensively in the New England area, both as soloist and as a member of the Boston Recorder Consort, the Cambridge Musica Antiqua, Kenmore Consort, The Early Music Duo, and in the San Diego area as a member of the Guidonian Hand. She is the former director of the 1514 Consort, and organized La Fontegara in 1976. Her local appearances include concerts at the Gardner Museum, the Blacksmith House (Cambridge), the the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, The Hammond Castle Museum, the Fogg Museum, the Art Complex in Duxbury and King Richard's Renaissance Faire. In addition to performing, Ms. Palme is a professional music librarian, and has been Music Reference Librarian at both the Providence and Boston Public Libraries. She is at present Librarian of the Harvard Musical Association in Boston.

Ray Rosenstock, a Professor Emeritus of music at Keene State College, directed its Collegium Musicum from 1972 until his retirement in Spring, 1998. His editions of the sacred works of Renaissance composer Jean Maillard were published in the Recent Researches in the Music of the Renaissance series of A-R Editions and by The Institute of Mediaeval Music. He studied recorder and viol with Paul Ehrlich and viol with Judith Davidoff and Jane Hershey. He is currently a violist with the New England Philharmonic, violinist with the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra, and fiddler and accordionist with the Mandala Folk Dance Ensemble.

Brian Warnock was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts September 1, 1959, the son of noted stringed instrument maker Donald J. Warnock. He studied recorder with Dorothy Briel from the ages of ten to twelve, and later with Andrew Waldo. He has also studied Baroque and silver flute and played clarinet. He graduated from Keene State College in 1983 with a BA in English and courses in music performance. Mr. Warnock has played with many groups in the New Hampshire area including the Collegium Musicum at Keene State College from 1981 to 1993; the Renaissance Trio from 1986 to 1989; the Iris Chamber Players from 1991 to1992; and his own group, the Wilton Chamber Players from 1993 to 1994. He is a founding member and past president of the Monadnock Chapter of the American Recorder Society. Since 1996 he has been a member of La Fontegara.




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