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Ensemble in Residence - Newberry Consort: Music Fit for the Medicis

Painting of two Baroque angels playing instruments

When: Sunday, February 20, 2022
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central

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: $50.00

Contact: Concert Management Office   (847) 467-4000

Group: Bienen School of Music Concerts and Events

Category: Fine Arts


Preconcert lecture, 2:30 p.m.

David Douglass, director and medieval strings; Allison Monroe, medieval strings and harp; Catalina Vicens, organetto; Mark Rimple, lute, psaltery, and citole; Danny Mallon, percussion; Salomé Sandoval, soprano and citole; Ellen Hargis, director and soprano; Matthew Dean, tenor; Shawn Keener, projection design 

The 15th-century Italian banker Cosimo de’ Medici is known for establishing his family in the world of finance, but he also collected and preserved music by the best Florentine composers of the previous decades, including Francesco Landini, Jacopo da Bologna, and Lorenzo da Firenze. The Consort draws from Medici music collections which include lively music for dancing, gorgeous and complex polyphony, and songs with lyrics by Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio. This performance by singers and medieval strings, harp, lute, percussion, and organetto, together with Shawn Keener’s graphics and supertitle translations, will evoke the rich tapestry of life at the Medici court. 

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