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Newberry Consort: The Mistress—Madame de Pompadour


Madame de Pompadour

When: Sunday, May 10, 2020
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Where: Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, Galvin Recital Hall, 70 Arts Circle, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: $50 preferred seating, $40 general admission, $10 students

Contact: Concert Management Office   847.467.4000

Group: Bienen School of Music Concerts and Events

Category: Fine Arts


Ticket sales for this event have been suspended. Following a decision by Northwestern University leadership by April 17, we will determine whether this event can still occur as scheduled.

Preconcert lecture, 2:30 p.m.

While Madame de Pompadour is best known as mistress to Louis XV, she was no mere vixen. Mesmerizing, fiercely clever, beautiful, and a relentless social climber, de Pompadour ultimately rose to a powerful yet precarious position: chief confidante to the King. The Newberry Consort’s season closer, guest-directed by Debra Nagy, explores de Pompadour’s singular life through the music she loved to listen to and sing herself, including songs, cantatas, instrumental works, and opera excerpts by Jean-Phillipe Rameau, Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, François Colin de Blamont, Pierre de la Garde, and more.

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