Folger Consort's Early Music Seminars at the Folger Theatre
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The last date listed for Early Music Seminars was Wednesday September 30, 2009 / 6:00pm (A Harmony of Friends).
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Folger Consort, the award-winning early-music ensemble, always gifts its audiences with something special for the holidays, and this year is no exception. Christmas in New Spain celebrates the Consort's Instruments of Exploration theme, exploring the 16th and 17th century religious music of Mexico and Peru, seasonal works by Latin American and Spanish composers, and lively early baroque dances. Enjoy the festively decorated Elizabethan Theatre at this special Yuletide concert, featuring the vocal ensemble, guitar, harp, violin, viol and bassoon. Learn More
A Harmony of Friends: Music of Italy and China
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 6pm
For its season-opening concert, the Folger Consort performs Italian and Chinese music circa 1610. Learn more about the music of Francesca Caccini (the first woman to compose an opera), Sigismundo d’India, Biagio Marini, and Italian composers, as well as traditional music from China, with a focus on the pipa, a Chinese version of the lute.
About the Ticket Supplier: Folger Theatre
Home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, Folger Shakespeare Library is a world-class center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts.
The Folger's Elizabethan Theatre, modeled after the innyard theatres popular in Shakespeare's day, hosts more than 40,000 audience members each year. It presents a full calendar of performances and programs, from the Helen Hayes Award-winning Folger Theatre productions and Folger Poetry readings to early music concerts by the Folger Consort and family activitie.
The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, is home to the world's largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art.