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Nov. 20 - Nov. 29, 2020

 

ABOUT

Universal questions: How do we factor randomness into our lives? How does chance coincide with talent? 

 

Delight in the discoveries made in Severall Friends’ beautiful production of Le Roman de Fauvel.

 

F.A.U.V.E.L: Flattery, Avarice, Vileness, Varieté (fickleness), Envy, Lascheté (cowardice). These are the character traits of Fauvel, a Medieval hybrid creature, part human, part equine. 

 

He is the incongruous “hero” of an epic French satire, the Roman de Fauvel. Fauvel, despite his utter incompetence, rises to the heights of political influence with the aid of Lady Fortune and her vacuous daughter, Vainglory. Toadies rush to his side to “curry fauvel,” the original form of the term “curry favor” still in use today. 

 

This early critique of the abuse of power is razor sharp, appalling, and very funny. The fabulous early Fourteenth Century manuscript which preserves Fauvel includes thousands of lines of poetry, brilliant illustrations, and every kind of music, from drunken song-refrains to cutting-edge motets by Philippe de Vitry. 

 

Severall Friends’ performance is illuminated by images from and translations of French Medieval manuscripts. Performing are Drew Minter, voice and harp; Shira Kammen, Medieval fiddle; Mark Rimple, cittole and gittern; Mary Springfels, citole and vielle; Tracy Cowart, harp and voice; Spiff Wiegand, hurdy-gurdy and percussion. 

 

Attend the Companion DISCOVERY Presentation!

Fri. NOV. 20, 2020 @ 7:30pm

Enjoy a small teaser of the program and live Q and A with Legendary Viola da Gambist, Mary Springfels, from Severall Friends. Attendees will receive a special discount code towards their purchase of the FULL CONCERT EXPERIENCE!

Your ticket purchase gives you access to enjoy the full length concert experience at your leisure between Fri. Nov. 20 at 9:00pm and Sun. Nov. 29 at midnight

 

Attend the Companion DISCOVERY Presentation!

Fri. NOV. 20, 2020 @ 7:30pm

Enjoy a small teaser of the program and live Q and A with Legendary Viola da Gambist, Mary Springfels, from Severall Friends. Attendees will receive a special discount code towards their purchase of the FULL CONCERT EXPERIENCE!

Your ticket purchase gives you access to enjoy the full length concert experience at your leisure between Fri. Nov. 20 at 9:00pm and Sun. Nov. 29 at midnight

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Fri. Nov. 20 @ 9pm - Sun. Nov. 29 @ midnight

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3400 Main Street | Houston, TX 77002

 

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info@houstonearlymusic.org

 

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(713) 325-5377 x 1077

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