Music Fit for the Medicis

Music Fit for the Medicis

About the Concert

The 15th-century Italian banker Cosimo de’ Medici is known for establishing his family in the world of finance, but he also he collected and preserved music by the best Florentine composers of the previous decades, including Francesco Landini, Jacopo da Bologna, and Lorenzo da Firenze.

We will draw from Medici music collections which include lively music for dancing, gorgeous and complex polyphony, and songs with lyrics by Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio.

This performance by singers and medieval strings, harp, lute, and percussion, and organetto together with Shawn Keener’s graphics and supertitle translations will evoke the rich tapestry of life at the Medici court.

General Admission $50

Catalina Vicens

Performance dates

February
18, 19, 20, 2022

Fri., Feb. 18, 2022 8:00 PM
St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Old Town
1633 North Cleveland Avenue, Chicago, IL

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Sat., Feb. 19, 2022 8:00 PM
International House
University of Chicago
1414 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL

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Sun., Feb. 20, 2022 3:00 PM
Galvin Recital Hall
Bienen School of Music
Northwestern University
70 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL

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ARTISTS
David Douglass, director and medieval strings
Allison Monroe, medieval strings and harp
Catalina Vicens*, organetto
Mark Rimple, lute, psaltery and citole
Danny Mallon, percussion
Salomé Sandoval, soprano and citole
Ellen Hargis, director and soprano
Matthew Dean, tenor

Shawn Keener, projection design

*Ms. Vicens’ participation is contingent upon the U.S. State Department policies on international travel.