Donna Stewart & Ron Andrico, Mignarda
MIGNARDA is committed to demonstrating that the authentic emotional content of early music is relevant to denizens of the 21st century—putting real people in touch with real music with a gentle nudge to help us all remember our humanity in these times when authentic human contact is a rare, precious and vanishing element.
As independent artists, we rely solely upon the support of our audience to carry out our work. If you like what you hear, please consider helping us sustain our efforts and expand our outreach with a donation.
Through our hard work and artistic focus, we have gained the notice of and received praise from other important innovators of the international early music community, including Anthony Rooley (Consort of Musicke), Jordan Sramek (Rose Ensemble) and Marco Beasley (Accordone), quite an accomplishment for struggling artists funding our endeavors out of our own threadbare pockets. But self-funding has its limits and many of our long-term artistic goals — from recording our next album, to purchasing a desperately needed lute — are financially daunting. So we’re following historical practice and turning to patrons of the arts for help. If you love what we’re doing, if you love what we’re about, or if you simply love early music…
With your help, we can keep pace with exciting opportunities to reach out to more listeners with music that means something. We can expand our popular educational programs and instill a sense of appreciation for the historical use of music as a means of experiencing calm, contemplative, quiet beauty — a rare and vanishing aesthetic. By contributing to Mignarda, you become more than just a passive listener: you join the ranks of historical patrons who have actively facilitated the creation of something lasting and meaningful. We appreciate whatever support you can lend.