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May 2019

Just Bach

May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Luther Memorial, 1021 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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A monthly concert series in Madison celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Admission is free, with a goodwill donation accepted at the door.

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June 2019

Handel Aria Competition

June 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mills Concert Hall, 455 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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The Handel Aria Competition is an annual event held in Madison, Wisconsin to promote the performance of Handel’s extensive vocal repertoire. The seven finalists will each perform two arias by Handel.

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July 2019

High Culture and Low Inns

July 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Travelers on their grand tour record many magnificent sights and sounds, and so many accounts pull from literary models provided by romances—tales of love and adventure—to frame their stories and the music that accompany them.

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Dark Horse Consort – Wanderlust

July 6 @ 7:30 pm
Mills Concert Hall, 455 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Follow the misadventures of an English gentleman as he embarks on a continental Grand Tour adventure in search of love and fulfillment. Our hero’s travelogue includes springtime consort songs by Ferrabosco and Byrd, Widmann’s beguiling German dances dedicated to women, the wooing songs of the Italian gondolieri, and sultry airs espangnol.

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The Grand Tour From Your Theater Seat

July 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

A look at seventeenth and eighteenth-century performance works that brought the wider world to local audiences through the interaction of narrative, dance, music, costume and décor.

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Alchymy Viols – American at Versailles

July 7 @ 7:30 pm
Mills Concert Hall, 455 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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An original ballet masque of French baroque music, dance, and drama written and choreographed by Sarah Edgar, featuring soprano, Carrie Henneman-Shaw. The American on the Grand Tour encounters the exotic world of French baroque manners, dress, dance and love.

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Accompanying The Hunchback

July 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This lecture provides some background on the making of the The Hunchback of Notre Dame, as well as a glimpse of how HESPERUS has chosen and assembled a score of French medieval music to accompany the movie.

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HESPERUS – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

July 9 @ 7:30 pm
Mills Concert Hall, 455 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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HESPERUS creates the soundtrack for the 1923 silent film The Hunchback of Notre Dame with music from fourteenth and fifteenth century France. Compositions include French and Burgundian music from 1300-1500, featuring Guillaume de Machaut, Jehan l’Escurel, Guillaume Dufay, as well as lesser-known composers such as Vaillant, Morton, and Borlet.

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Grand Tour Stories at the Chazen Museum of Art

July 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Come hear stories of English eighteenth- and nineteenth-century travelers to Italy who acquired paintings for their country houses and London residences that are now in the Chazen Museum collection.

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Calmus – Faith and Madness

July 12 @ 7:30 pm
Mills Concert Hall, 455 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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With a perfect blend of sound and precision, the vocal ensemble Calmus creates a program of a dialogue between sacred music masterpieces followed by madrigals that portray madness, love, war, and loneliness. Composers include Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Heinrich Schütz, Claudio Monteverdi, Carlo Gesualdo, Clément Janequin, and others.

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