Music in the Stacks: Ronn McFarlane

Calendar Date:
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 6:30pm

Ronn McFarlane was a faculty member of the Peabody Conservatory from 1984 to 1995, teaching lute and lute-related subjects. In 1996, Mr. McFarlane was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Music from Shenandoah Conservatory for his achievements in bringing the lute and its music to the world. He has over 25 recordings on the Dorian label, including solo albums, lute songs, recordings with the Baltimore Consort, and Blame Not My Lute, a collection of Elizabethan lute music and poetry, with spoken word by Robert Aubry Davis. Ronn McFarlane is one of the most outstanding lutenists performing today, and is largely responsible for bringing the transcendent charm and timeless quality of the lute into the musical mainstream.