Queen Christina: the Girl King

Kristina Augusta, Queen of the Swedes, Goths, and Wends, Grand Princess of Finland, Duchess of Estonia, Livonia and Karelia, Bremen-Verden, Pomerania, and Vandalia, Lady of Ingria and Wismar, was born to Gustav II Adolph, King of Sweden, and Maria Eleanora of...
Meet Our Young Artist Mentoree Singer Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen

Meet Our Young Artist Mentoree Singer Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen

For our next concert, The Queen, happening March 3 to 5, we are pleased to invite countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen to perform with us as one of our Young Artist Mentorees! Cohen, 22, is a graduate of Princeton University who was recently selected as a national...
Exploring Medieval Music with Multimedia Slideshows

Exploring Medieval Music with Multimedia Slideshows

Centuries ago, music wasn’t always just written on a page. During the Middle Ages, music could also be lovingly illustrated using brightly colored paintings and gold leaf to depict the story that the songs were about. “It’s medieval multimedia,” explains Shawn Keener,...
The Costumes of Kemp’s Jig

The Costumes of Kemp’s Jig

Usually, when we perform music from another time period, we have to close our eyes and imagine what the people playing it in the past would have looked like. But for our first concert of the season this year, entitled Kemp’s Jig, we are thrilled that you won’t have to...
Program Notes for The Clown – Kemp’s Jig

Program Notes for The Clown – Kemp’s Jig

NOTES ON THE PROGRAM 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. We musicians have a special place in our hearts for Shakespeare, who loved music, used it in his plays, and frequently referred to it to manipulate the emotions of his audience....