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Godi, Firençe! - Four Seasons in Trecento Florence
May
9
1:15 PM13:15

Godi, Firençe! - Four Seasons in Trecento Florence

  • The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church (map)
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During the fourteenth century, Florence’s republican society fostered accomplishments in poetry, sculpture, architecture, and a varied musical culture. Trobár explores this milieu in a presentation of madrigals, ballate, caccias, laude, and dance music in a concert organized around the four seasons.

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A Room of Her Own: Christine de Pizan and Her Musical Circle
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

A Room of Her Own: Christine de Pizan and Her Musical Circle

Married at fifteen, mother of three, widowed at twenty-five – such a description could apply to thousands of medieval women, but Christine de Pizan was no ordinary medieval woman. She supported her family as a professional writer, produced many works of poetry, wrote a manual on war and chivalry, and advised kings and nobles on politics. In her most influential work, Christine publicly engaged in epistolary debate with the intellectuals of her day, defending the value of women. She expanded her defense of women in other works, notably The Book of the City of Ladies. In this concert, we explore the music of the courts in which Christine grew up and worked, set side by side with readings taken from this latter book, painting an aural picture of women and their status in early fifteenth-century France.
For this project, Trobár is joined by actor Faith Whitacre who brings alive the words of Christine de Pizan.

Regular admission $15
Senior admission $10
Student admission $5

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A Room of Her Own: Christine de Pizan and Her Musical Circle
Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

A Room of Her Own: Christine de Pizan and Her Musical Circle

  • Wallace Presbyterian Church, College Park, MD (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Married at fifteen, mother of three, widowed at twenty-five – such a description could apply to thousands of medieval women, but Christine de Pizan was no ordinary medieval woman. She supported her family as a professional writer, produced many works of poetry, wrote a manual on war and chivalry, and advised kings and nobles on politics. In her most influential work, Christine publicly engaged in epistolary debate with the intellectuals of her day, defending the value of women. She expanded her defense of women in other works, notably The Book of the City of Ladies. In this concert, we explore the music of the courts in which Christine grew up and worked, set side by side with readings taken from this latter book, painting an aural picture of women and their status in early fifteenth-century France.

This concert is part of a series presented by the Eliot Society.

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