Howard Bass

Lutenist Howard Bass has performed throughout the U.S. as a soloist and has been a guest accompanist with the Santa Fe Opera, Houston Ballet, the Washington Bach Consort, the Choral Arts Society of Washington, the Paul Hill Chorale, Capriole, and the Chicago Ballet, among others. He is a founding member of La Rondinella, which has made two highly acclaimed recordings for the Dorian Discovery label and has also performed and recorded with the Smithsonian Chamber Players, Hesperus, the Folger Consort, the Baltimore Consort, Ensemble Galilei, the New England Viol Consort, the Vocal Arts Quartet, and the Choral Arts Society of Washington.

Howard works at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, where he produces concerts, festivals, and recordings of traditional American music. He has produced several recordings of traditional music for the Smithsonian Folkways label, and also produced the recently released Dorian CD, Greysteil, a recording of Scottish early music.

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