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Musick’s Recreation

Redwood Library & Athenaeum 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport

Historic houses help us imagine what home life for some people in colonial New England might have looked like, but what might it have sounded like? Find out at this performance of historical music ensemble Lyracle’s program, Musick’s Recreation. In this program, Lyracle focuses on a few documented viol players in colonial New England as […]

Lecture-Demonstration

Logan Center Performance Penthouse 915 E 60th St, Chicago

Classical music concerts often center around a particular composer, canonical masterwork, or geographical compositional style. Consequently, today’s programs celebrate a relatively small group of composers, and we miss opportunities to approach music in ways that incorporate a broader range of music-making experiences by a diverse range of music-makers. Curating concert programs to focus on people who, […]

Musicians of the Tenshō Embassy

Logan Center Performance Hall 915 E 60th St, Chicago

This Early Music program celebrates the musical accomplishments of Japanese students at Jesuit missionary schools in Japan (1549–1613) who became accomplished viol players and singers. European Jesuits ran the schools where music was considered essential learning. Although surviving accounts by the Jesuits about the mission in Japan are laden with racism and eurocentrism, the students […]