January 11-13, 2019

What’s Old is New:

The Leuven Chansonnier

Newly-discovered 15th century masterpieces in a co-production with Les Délices, co-directed by Debra Nagy, featuring voices, winds, and strings.
Pre-concert lectures will take place 30 mins prior to each performance. For these concerts, the lecturers will be Debra Nagy and Shawn Keener.
Total concert time is around 80 minutes. There will be no intermission.
 

JANUARY 11, 8 pm Ruggles Hall, Newberry Library, 60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL 60610
JANUARY 12, 8 pm Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637
JANUARY 13, 3 pm Galvin Recital Hall, Northwestern University Campus, 70 Arts Cir Dr, Evanston, IL 60208

Click on a photo to learn more about the artist.  Want to see who is performing in each of our shows?  Click on the concert title to view. You can do the same with instrumentalists and vocalists!

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 with New York's Dell'Arte Opera in summer 2017, when The Observer remarked on "the superb baroque band led by Charles Weaver...it was amazing to hear what warm and varied sounds he coaxed from the ensemble."

Daniel Fridley

Daniel Fridley, bass, is a doctoral student in the Case Western Reserve University Historical Performance Practice program, studying with Ellen Hargis and Aaron Sheehan.

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 of his instrument during that period.
Debra Nagy

Debra Nagy

Praised for her “dazzling technique and soulful expressiveness,” (Rocky Mountain News), and a musical approach that’s “distinctly sensual…pliant, warm, and sweet,” (New York Times), Debra Nagy is one of North America’s leading performers on the baroque oboe.

Ellen Hargis

Soprano Ellen Hargis is one of America’s premier early music singers, specializing in repertoire ranging from ballads to opera and oratorio.

Jason McStoots

Reviewers describe Jason McStoots as having an “alluring tenor voice” (ArtsFuse) and as “the consummate artist, wielding not just a sweet tone but also incredible technique and impeccable pronunciation.” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) In 2015 he won a GRAMMY award in Opera with the Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) for their recording of the music of Charpentier.

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, she brings a unique skill set to creating concert backdrops that are visual extensions of historically informed performance.

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