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The Society of forgotten Instruments

Jieun Kim Newland (left), Flora Newberry (center), and Dr. Lindsay Macchiarella (right).
Jieun Kim Newland (left), Flora Newberry (center), and Dr. Lindsay Macchiarella (right).

Based in el Paso, Tx., the Society of Forgotten Instruments is an early music group that delights their audiences by exploring early polyphony through the use of forgotten or ancient instruments. All joined by their passion for early music, the Forgotten Society Trio is formed by Dr. Lindsay Macchiarella, Jieun Kim Newland, and Flora Newberry, who play the viola da gamba, organetto and cornetto, respectively. This spring they will be performing free lecture recitals on Medieval and Renaissance music, taking audiences on a musical and historical journey. Join host Charlize Mercado, sitting in for Louie Saenz, to know more about this event and listen to a special rendition of two of the pieces that will be on the recital.

The recital will take place May 18th at 2 p.m. at the Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.

Dr. Lindsay Macchiarella joined the music faculty at the University of Texas at El Paso in Fall 2015. She currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Instruction and is the musicology area coordinator. She is the founder and director of the UTEP Early Music Ensemble and Collegium Musicum. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Viola da Gamba Society of America.

Jieun Kim Newland holds a master’s degree from the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University. She is currently serving as Music Minister and Organist at Peace Lutheran (ELCA) Church in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She collaborates with The University of Texas at El Paso, New Mexico State University and is working with early music instrumentalists in the greater South West area.

Flora Newberry Flora Newberry graduated from Juilliard with a Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance, and completed her Master’s of Music Education at University of Texas, El Paso. She has been playing early instruments for over thirty years, with a special focus on early brasses such as natural trumpet and cornetto. She is a founding member of the Historic Brass Society and has played with a variety of period instrument groups.

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This interview originally aired on May 10, 2024

Charlize Mercado manages website content and does On-Air work for KTEP, where she ensures that the broadcast has the proper levels and runs smoothly, all while ensuring that our listeners are properly informed so that they can make the most of their days.
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