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Machaut’s Remede de FortuneFortune's wheel
With Les Délices (Debra Nagy, dir.)

Friday, March 17, 2017 • 8 PM

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
11 Garden Street (Next to the Sheraton Commander)

Guillaume de Machaut’s narrative poem Remede de Fortune tells the tale of a woebegone lover who is counseled by Lady Hope on how to be happy and persevere in the face of the ups and downs dished out by Fortune and her wheel. In collaboration with Cleveland’s Les Délices, we present a pocket version of the Remede, including narration, projected images from manuscripts curated by Machaut, all of the music included in the poem, and more!

Texts and Translations  Program Notes  Concert Program

N.B. The seating capacity of the church will be reduced for this concert, with no seating in the transept area.

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Doors open at 7 PM / Pre-concert talk at 7:15 PM

Free pre-concert talk by Matilda Bruckner (Boston College, retired)

Blue Heron & Les Délices
Martin Near, Owen McIntosh, Jason McStoots, voices
Debra Nagy, recorders, douçaine, harp & voice
Charles Weaver, lute
Scott Metcalfe, fiddle & harp

Buy in advance and save: $65 / $45 / $32 / $27 / $10
At the door: $68 / $48 / $35 / $30 / $10
(Under 18 admitted free)

Fortune and her Wheel, from Remede de Fortune (detail)
Machaut MS C (c. 1356)
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, fonds français 1586, f. 30v