Journey to 16th-century Venice with this evocative program of early Italian music for viol consort and soprano. Works by Leonardo da Vinci, Giovanni Gabrieli, and several female composers will transport listeners to the Golden Age of Renaissance Northern Italy.
The Feasts of Christmas
December 12th and 13th
Told in masterpieces of the English Renaissance, this program charts the progression of events from Gabriel’s Advent visit to a house in Nazareth through the presentation of the infant Jesus at Candlemas. Celebrate the holidays with one of Europe’s most celebrated early music ensembles!
Women made their mark on Baroque music not only as muses, but also as virtuoso performers and composers. Experience the talented women who made their historic musical mark, despite the considerable barriers of the time. The original girl power!
Faces of a Woman
This spirited program crosses borders and time to tell the stories of remarkable women who inspired nations and captured the imaginations of composers. Join us as we weave a mix of music, tales, and poetry from 12th-century abbess Hildegard von Bingen to 16th-century Irish pirate Grace O’Malley.
Words of Power: Charms, Riddles and Elegies of the Medieval
A program of the magic and mysteries of the European Northland Anglo-Saxons and Germanic tribes. This multi-media program features songs of prophecy, healing, and the ennui of an exiled musician searching for magic herbs. Test your deductive skills with questions posed by the performers!