Le Jardin de Mélodies
April 5-7, 2019

Le Jardin de Mélodies: 
A Parisian Renaissance Entertainment

Come experience the vibrant dance music and elegant tunes that inspired generations of French royals. Le Jardin de Mélodies is curated and directed by David Douglass, features an all-star Renaissance violin band, including world-famous lutenists Paul O’Dette and Charles Weaver, as well as a full vocal consort, led by soprano and Consort co-artistic director Ellen Hargis! 

Presented in partnership with the
Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies

APRIL 5, 8 pm Ruggles Hall, Newberry Library, 60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL 60610
APRIL 6, 8 pm Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637
APRIL 7, 3 pm Galvin Recital Hall, Northwestern University Campus, 70 Arts Cir Dr, Evanston, IL 60208

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Le Jardin de Mélodies Program

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Charles Weaver

Charles Weaver Charles Weaver is on the faculty of the Juilliard School, where he teaches historical plucked instruments and Baroque music theory. He was music director for Cavalli’s La Calisto […]

Daniel Elyar

Daniel Elyar Daniel Elyar is an active performer and recording artist and has specialized in baroque performance practice in Europe and North America for more than twenty years.  Mr. Elyar […]

Dan Meyers

Dan Meyers A versatile multi instrumentalist, Dan Meyers has developed a reputation as a flexible and engaging performer of both classical and folk music; his credits range from premieres of […]

David Douglass

David Douglass Although the bowed string instruments most overwhelmingly associated with the Renaissance period are the various viols (particularly the viola da gamba), David Douglass became interested in the use […]

Ellen Hargis

Ellen Hargis Soprano Ellen Hargis is one of America’s premier early music singers, specializing in repertoire ranging from ballads to opera and oratorio. She has worked with many of the foremost period […]

Hannah De Priest

Hannah De Priest Hannah De Priest’s “irresistible” voice (L’Opera) is gaining her recognition as an emerging soprano to watch. She is currently based in Chicago but travels frequently, performing a range […]

Jeremy David Ward

Jeremy David Ward As a player of bass instruments, Jeremy David Ward specializes in playing well with others. Whether Renaissance dance and consort music with the Newberry Violin Band or […]

Joseph Hubbard bass

Joseph Hubbard

Joseph Hubbard With recent engagements at Virginia Opera, Opera Southwest, Aldeburgh Festival, and Aspen Music Festival, Joseph Hubbard, bass has performed over two dozen operatic roles, ranging from early 17th […]

Matthew Dean

Matthew Dean A tenor “setting the tone” (Pittsburgh Music Alliance) with “affecting line” (Boston Classical Review), Matthew Dean is a sought-after soloist, collaborator, and storyteller in ensembles and oratorios around […]

Miriam Scholz-Carlson

Miriam Scholz-Carlson Miriam Scholz-Carlson lives in Minneapolis, MN where she plays regularly with Lyra Baroque Orchestra, The Bach Society of Minnesota, Flying Forms, Oratory Bach, Consortium Carissimi, and other local […]

Nathan Dougherty

Nathan Dougherty Tenor Nathan Dougherty is currently pursuing a DMA in Historical Performance Practice at Case Western Reserve University, where he studies with Ellen Hargis with Aaron Sheehan. In Cleveland, […]

Paul O’Dette

Paul O’Dette Paul O’Dette has been described as “the clearest case of genius ever to touch his instrument.” One of the most influential figures in his field, O’Dette has helped […]

Shawn Keener

Shawn Keener Shawn Keener has been winning over multimedia skeptics with stylish, intelligent presentation design since 2012. As a musicologist, editor, and graphic designer with an upbringing in the theater, […]