Enjoy an evening of captivating entertainment and fresh scholarly insight. The unique imagination and originality of their programming combined with their superb vocal skills has marked The Orlando Consort one of Britain’s most important chamber music ensembles.
- Presented as part of the Houston Early Music Festival — a week of early music and more!
THE ORLANDO CONSORT
Forward to the Past:
25 years with the Orlando Consort.
TUESDAY, FEB. 11, 2014, 7:30 PM
Zilkha Hall, The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts 800 Bagby Houston, Texas 77002
Pre-concert talk by ensemble members at 6:45pm
The Orlando Consort anniversary celebration begins with the chansons from Guillaume de Machaut’s master work, Le Voir Dit – a story of the extraordinary epistolary exchange between the aging poet and his young female admirer, Peronne.
Next, the British male vocal quartet offers up an indulgent review of the Consort’s favorite fifteenth-century composers. Featuring some of the finest examples of late medieval composition, the group showcases the sacred works of Dunstaple, Ockeghem, Compère, Josquin and many others featured in their extensive recordings.
The performance begins at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Zilkha Hall in the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby, Houston 77002. A pre-concert talk with ensemble members begins at 6:45 p.m.
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