(Jordi Savall/Vico Chamla photo)
Mention Jordi Savall to your nearest early music fan, and stand back for wistful looks and swooning or perhaps both. Savall is a performer, teacher and researcher credited with starting the current wave of appreciation and interest in historical music of the medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. A prolific performer (some 140 concerts per year), he brings his renowned ensemble Hesperion XXI to Seattle now and then, and fans will be glad to know he’s bringing two programs to town in November as a guest of the Early Music Guild: “Teares of the Muses: Consort Music of the Tudor Dynasty” is on Nov. 9 at Trinity Parish Church, and “Musical Europe: The Golden Age of Consort Viol Music” is Nov. 10, at Town Hall Seattle. Info on both concerts here.