Gryphons Wild Concert Calendar January 13,  2012 Daughters of Charity at the Laboure Residence, Los Altos Hills, CA Program will include: Hildegard von Bingen, Llibre Vermell, Perotin, Cantigas de Amigo, Purcell, Uccellini and Rossini plus Irish, Turkish and Sephardic traditional music.  November 24, 2011 Salon Concert in Sunnyvale, CA.  November 2011 CSMA Music in Action concert series will present ten concerts at Mountain View-Whisman Elementary Schools; with guest artisit Daniel Wood (French Horn).  October 30, 2011 at 5:00pm Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, CA "Music of the 13th through 17th Centuries” Five centuries of vocal and instrumental music, including: Cantigas de Amigo, Cantigas de Santa Maria, da Firenze, Perotin, Cornysh, Monteverdi and Uccellini plus Irish, Turkish and Sephardic traditional music. Appropriate for all ages.  July 21, 2011 at 5:30pm University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley "Women in Song" Seven centuries of songs written about and through the eyes of women. Stories of joy and heartbreak, comedy and tragedy, reality and fantasy: women hunting wild beasts in the forest, a woman encountering the God of Love, women happy in love and miserable in love, just discovering young love or finding love in old age. Songs about everyday women and famous women; about mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters, friends and even an evil mother-in-law; about nuns 5and about that most written-about woman in the history of European music, the Virgin Mary.  May 29, 2011 at 1:00-5:00pm UCSC Arboretum Flowers and Music of the World, fundraiser for the SC Baroque Festival and the UCSC Arboretum.
December 22, 2012 at 8:00pm “Mary in Song: Lullabies, Lamentations &  Celebrations” Berkeley Piano Club, 2724 Haste Street Berkeley, CA 94704 Who was Mary? A frightened young woman about to give birth? A loving mother envisioning the fate of her baby son? Or the Queen of Heaven, the source of all forgiveness? Join Gryphons Wild in a multicultural journey through the centuries as we explore the many faces of Western music's most famous "Woman in Song." Program will include Medieval songs from Spain, France and England, Dufay's Vergene bella, lullabies of joy and anguish by Monteverdi and Merula, Celtic and American folk songs, plus more recent compositions by Wolf, Britten and Porterfield. FREE (suggested donation $18 General, $15 Seniors); tickets available at the door.
"Stories in Song: Queens, Captives and Country Bumpkins" April 13, 2014 at 3:00pm Sunnyvale Public Library Sunday Music Series 665 W. Olive Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94086 (408) 730-7300 FREE Friday, April 25, 2014 at 7:00pm Community School of Music & Arts 230 San Antonio Circle Mountain View, CA 94040 (650) 917-6800 FREE  Gryphons Wild's 2013-14 program blends storytelling and music to present a Scottish tale about two plowboys who run into trouble on Halloween and a Sephardic (Judeo-Spanish) story from Medieval Spain about a queen and her captive. Featuring guest artist Ruri Wen- Matsui.
“Stories in Song: The Two Young Plowmen (A Scottish Tale)” September 20, 2014 Private party Santa Clara, CA October 31, 2014 Living Wisdom School Palo Alto, CA
“Stories in Song: The Queen & the Captive” February 15, 2014 at 3:00pm Flauti Dolci & Amici I Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1100 Shasta Ave. at The Alameda. San Jose, CA Gryphons Wild will present a preview of their new Sephardic story, “The  Queen and the Captive.”
"Stories in Song: Sephardic Romances Re-imagined"  January 31, 2015 Congregation Shir Hadash Los Gatos, CA
March 18, 2012 at 4:00pm Benefit for SF Night Ministry: "Spring is in the Air" St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O'Farrell St., San Francisco, CA An afternoon of vocal delights featuring Jay Beams, John-Elliott Kirk, Elfrieda Langemann, Joey Maguire, Tania Mandzy, Virginia Pluth-Walker, DeAnne Reeder, Jere Torkelsen and Gryphons Wild: Vocalists Ellen St. Thomas and Sally Terris with instrumentalists Greta Haug-Hryciw and Ruri Wen-Matsui.
June 7, 2012 at 12:00pm (noon) Berkeley Festival & Exhibition Fringe Concert “Women in Song: Adoration, Anguish & Animosity” Berkeley Piano Club, 2724 Haste Street Berkeley, CA 94704 Eight centuries of glorious vocal music written by and about women and their relationships: Hildegard von Bingen's devotion to God, a Trouvère song in which a wife longs for the return of her Crusader husband, a Cantiga de Santa Maria sung in adoration of the most famous woman in music history, an Elizabethan complaint about unfaithful men, a duet from Handel's Julius Caesar in which a mother and son share their anguish over the murder of husband and father, a Sephardic song in which a woman plots revenge against her evil mother-in law, plus vocal music by Machaut and Monteverdi presenting the male point of view (emphasizing the fickleness and hard-heartedness of women, of course!). TICKETS: $15 General, $10 Seniors/Students/SFEMS/ARS; tickets available at the door.
December 9, 2012 Guest performer at San Francisco Women Musicians Club Oakland, CA
November 3, 2012 Featured performer at 6th Annual herconference “Women in Song: Womanhood, Motherhood & Mother Earth” herchurch Lutheran, 678 Portola Dr., San Francisco, CA 94127 www.herchurch.org
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"Stories in Song: Monsters, Maidens & Madrigals"  April 17, 2016 at 2:00pm               Community School of Music & Arts 230 San Antonio Circle Mountain View, CA 94040 (650) 917-6800 FREE Gryphons Wild will present a blend of storytelling and music in The Warrior Maiden, a Medieval Sephardic (Judeo-Spanish) story about a girl who disguises herself as a boy in order to serve as a knight, with unintended (and comic) consequences, and The Griffin and the Minor Canon, a tale of the unlikely friendship that develops between a young priest and a griffin.
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