Piffaro: The Renaissance Band
Early Music Concert
Piffaro delights audiences with highly polished recreations of the rustic music of the peasantry and the elegant sounds of the official wind bands of the late Medieval and Renaissance periods. Its ever-expanding instrumentation includes shawms, dulcians, sackbuts, recorders, krumhorns, bagpipes, lutes, guitars, harps, and a variety of percussion?all careful reconstructions of instruments from the period. Tom Zajac, who plays with Piffaro, is the Director of Wellesley College's Early Music ensemble, Collegium Musicum.