Due to COVID-19, this concert has been postponed to our 2020/2021 season, on a date to be determined.
Love. Romantic love, familial love, religious love - in any age, its course never does run smooth. Devotion, conflict, separation, entreaty, and restoration pepper the epic struggle between love and power. In wrestling with these forces, humans tend to express themselves through art, especially in poetry and song, and the people of the Iberian peninsula in the 12th and 13th centuries were no strangers to these expressions. Within the spoken and sung words that survive, we can see the common thread of humanity’s struggle with love winding throughout Iberian thought, whether sacred or secular, personal or communal, Christian, Jewish, or Muslim. In this program, Trobár manifests disparate voices of medieval Iberia as they grapple with the dynamics of love and power. For this concert, Trobár will be joined by guest percussionist Allen Otte.