What was the organetto?

What was the organetto?

One of the most fun things about attending an early music concert is getting the chance to see and hear instruments you might not have heard of before. In our next concert, featuring secular love songs from medieval France, we’ll showcase the organetto — a portable...
The Newly Discovered Love Letters of Héloïse and Abelard

The Newly Discovered Love Letters of Héloïse and Abelard

These days, when two people are in love, they may send each other cute emojis or erotic text messages. But back in the Middle Ages, writing a passionate letter to your beloved was the way to keep the fire burning. In our upcoming production, “Forbidden Love,” we will...
Playing Héloïse and Abélard: Two Actors Discuss Their Approach

Playing Héloïse and Abélard: Two Actors Discuss Their Approach

For our next production, The Passion of Héloïse and Abélard, two costumed actors will join us on stage to enact the letters written by these two medieval lovers, while the Consort performs love songs from 14th century France. The letters written between Abélard, a...
A Story of True Love: Héloïse and Abélard

A Story of True Love: Héloïse and Abélard

  This Valentine’s Day, do you want to be reminded of the nature of true love? Then don’t miss our concert Feb. 16 to 18, where we will present a concert inspired by the true story of Pierre Abélard, a 12th century philosopher, and his student, the brilliant and...