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Songs & Dances for Isabella: Courtly music from Mantua & Ferrara, c. 1500

Saturday, Apr. 29, 3:00 pm
Tickets $10-$87
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First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
11 Garden Street, Cambridge
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Blue Heron singers Sophie Michaux and Jason McStoots will be joined by an ensemble of medieval instrumentalists – including fiddle player Anna Danilevskaia (artistic director of Solazzo Ensemble) from Switzerland, French lutenist Emma-Lisa Roux from Paris, and multi-instrumental virtuosa Debra Nagy (artistic director of Les Délices) from Cleveland – in a program of music connected to the great patroness Isabella d’Este of Ferrara, Marchesa of Mantua.

Free pre-concert talk 45 minutes prior to the performance.

Doors and box office open at 2pm, 1 hour prior to the performance.
Pre-concert talk at 2:15 by Sean Gallagher (New England Conservatory)

This concert will be approximately 1 hour in length with no intermission.

Sophie Michaux, mezzo-soprano
Jason McStoots, tenor
Debra Nagy, recorder, douçaine, harp
Anna Danilevskaia, fiddle
Emma-Lisa Roux, lute
Scott Metcalfe, fiddle & harp

This concert is a co-production with Les Délices (Debra Nagy, Artistic Director).

All concert dates, programs and personnel are subject to change without notice.

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Doors open at 2:00 PM. If needed for mobility, use office entrance next to the playground on Garden Street; all others please use main entrance to the sanctuary.