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The Marchesa: Isabella d’Este
Saturday February 8, 2020: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm CST$40 – $50
This program honors the great Isabella d’Este, a politician, mother, taste-maker, musician, writer, art collector, and one of the most important patrons of the Italian Renaissance. These concerts feature the frottole, an Italian song form that propagated at Isabella d’Este’s Mantuan court. Isabella commissioned her favorite poets and composers including Josquin des Prez (c. 1450-1521), Bartolomeo Tromboncino (d. 1534) and Marco Cara (d. 1525) to craft these short, amorous songs, which she herself enjoyed performing. Soprano Ellen Hargis gives voice to this sensual Italian poetry accompanied by a variety of Renaissance instruments, including guitar, lute, shawms, recorders, and strings. Special guests Piffaro, The Renaissance Band.
Friday, February 7th at 8:00 pm (pre-concert chat at 7:30 pm)
Ruggles Hall at Newberry Library
60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL 60610
Complimentary wine and prosecco available to ticket holders
before concert and at intermission.
Saturday, February 8th at 8:00 pm (pre-concert chat at 7:30 pm)
International House, University of Chicago
1414 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637
Sunday, February 9th at 3:00 pm (pre-concert chat at 2:30 pm)
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
939 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL 60202