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Songs About Hope or Lessons in Love

Saturday, February 22, 2020 • 8 PM

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

A program exploring how Esperance (Hope) teaches the courtly lover to endure the suffering caused by Desire and find delight in the sweet life of Love. Music by Machaut, Galiot, Solage & others, including a complex of interrelated pieces connecting Machaut’s Remede de Fortune to a handful of works in the hypnotic, late 14th-century style known as the Ars subtilior via the anonymous rondeau Esperance qui en mon cuer s’embat.

Read the feature article in EMA News.

Pre-concert talk by Michael Cuthbert (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) at 7:15 PM / Doors and box office open at 7:00 PM

Jason McStoots, tenor
Martin Near, countertenor
Sumner Thompson, tenor
Scott Metcalfe, harp & fiddle
Debra Nagy, recorder, douçaine & voice
Mark Rimple, lute & voice

Buy in advance and save: $75 Sec. A / $49 Sec. B / $35 Sec. C (General) / $27 Senior (General) / $10 Student/Low Income (General)
At the door: $78 / $52 / $38 / $30 / $10
Under 18 admitted free