Englishman Thomas Coryat (ca.1577-1617) was not the first tourist, but he is one of the first truly engaging travel writers in the English language. His travels and musical observations provide the frame for this year’s All-Festival program.
Ensemble participants perform a program based on this year’s theme. Loud band instruments include cornetto, shawm, sackbut, and dulcian. This event is free and open to the public. No pre-concert lecture.
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.
Madison Early Music Festival workshop participants perform in ensembles that have been coached by faculty artists throughout the week of the Festival. This event is free and open to the public. No pre-concert lecture.
The Calmus vocal ensemble from Leipzig presents a master class working with MEMF Advanced Voice Intensive student ensembles.
Tour of the Chazen Museum paintings that illustrate the Grand Tour, given by Maria Saffiotti Dale, Curator of Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts, Chazen Museum of Art.
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.
The 1923 silent film The Hunchback of Notre Dame features Lon Chaney in one of his most moving and impressive performances. This lecture provides some background on the making of the film, as well as a glimpse of how HESPERUS has chosen and assembled a score of French medieval music to accompany the movie. Lecture by Tina Chancey.
Come celebrate Christmas in July! Free admission, donations accepted at the door. Fringe concert by Schola Cantorum of Eau Claire.
Mills Music Library and Special Collections exhibit for the MEMF 2019 theme, The Grand Tour.