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June 3, 2020

A Message to our Audience We hope that you are all navigating these unprecedented times safely and securely. Although we could not bring you our last program of the 2019-2020 season due to the COVID-19 health crisis, we are busy at home planning wonderful programs...

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Ilz Fantasie – Josquin

Click below for another tantalizing preview of the beautiful Italian Renaissance music you will hear at these special concerts. In this clip, taken from a live performance, Piffaro musicians play Josquin's "Ilz Fantazie" which will be performed at our concerts Feb....

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Who was Isabella d’Este?

February 7-9, 2020, we bring music from the unique court of Isabella d’Este to Chicagoland stages. These concerts, a collaboration with acclaimed Renaissance wind band Piffaro [link to website] will prominently feature our own Ellen Hargis performing frottole, a...

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Who was Margarita Teresa?

Born into the Spanish line of the Habsburgs, Margarita Teresa's (1651-1673) birth was the product of one in a long line of avunculate—that is, interfamilial—marriages within the distinguished royal family. Her father, King Philip IV of Spain, married her mother,...