EVENT CALENDAR

Early Music in Columbus
2019-2020 Season Concerts

Red Priest
“Baroque Bohemians”

Friday, October 4, 2019
8:00pm Concert

7:30pm Pre-concert talk

Huntington Recital Hall, Capital University
1 College and Main, Columbus OH


Red Priest explores the connections--real and imagined--between gypsy musicians and the master composers of the 17th and 18th centuries.  Exploring the Eastern European folk influences ever present in the music of Telemann, and the recently discovered Uhrovska Collection of gypsy dance tunes from 1730, Red Priest combines its trademark baroque dynamism with true gypsy mayhem!

"Red Priest is like no other early music instrumental ensemble you have ever heard... bringing glee to the concert scene for a decade or more...” DAILY TELEGRAPH

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Stile Antico
“Queen of Muses”

Friday, November 8, 2019
8:00pm Concert
7:30pm Pre-concert talk

Trinity Episcopal Church
125 East Broad Street, Columbus OH


The reign of the great Tudor Queen, Elizabeth I, saw an unparalleled flowering of the arts in England. The “Virgin Queen,” herself a talented musician, presided over a court which reveled in the skill of great composers such as Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, and John Dowland. This program explores the way music was used to gain favor with the Queen by courtiers and diplomats and even by suitors, seeking to gain the royal hand in marriage. Along the way we meet foreign spies, disgraced favorites and plotting noblemen, illuminating the life of a court which rejoiced in some of the finest music ever created in England.

“An ensemble of breathtaking freshness, vitality and balance.” The New York Times

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The Early Interval
featuring Fior Angelico
“O Magnum Mysterium: A Columbus Twelfth Night Celebration”

Friday, January 3, 2020
8:00pm Concert
7:30pm Pre-concert talk

St. Joseph Cathedral
212 East Broad Street, Columbus OH


Two local early music ensembles, The Early Interval and Fior Angelico, join forces to present a festive and mystical Twelfth Night. This program revels in the sumptuous music of the Spanish Renaissance and early Baroque, known as Spain's Golden Age. Featured works are the Missa O magnum mysterium by Tomás Luis de Victoria and seasonal motets, alongside instrumental fantasias, variations, and dances, including favorites enjoyed by Columbus audiences spanning four decades.

“A Holiday Tradition…” The Columbus Dispatch

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Les Délices and Blue Heron
“Songs About Hope”

Friday, January 17, 2020
8:00pm Concert
7:30pm Pre-concert talk

Huntington Recital Hall, Capital University
1 College and Main, Columbus OH


Les Délices (Debra Nagy, director) & Blue Heron (Scott Metcalfe, director) come together for this program focused on Hope (Esperance), the allegorical character from the world of the Romance of the Rose who sustains a courtly lover through the thousand pains of lovesickness and teaches him to find delight instead of suffering. Songs about Hope explores a group of 14th-century songs in the hypnotic late-medieval style dubbed the Ars subtilior or “more subtle art” that draw inspiration from each other’s words and music. Works by Machaut, Senleches, Caserta, and Galiot, and others.

“...Les Délices’ flawless but laid-back execution make their music instantly accessible to modern audiences.” ClevelandClassical.com

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East of the River
“HAMSA: Music of Andalusia, North Africa, and the Ottoman Empire”

Friday, March 13, 2020
8:00pm Concert
7:30pm Pre-concert talk

Huntington Recital Hall, Capital University
1 College and Main, Columbus OH


East of the River presents HAMSA featuring music from the geographic regions of Andalusia, North Africa, the Ottoman Empire, and the Sephardic Diaspora. Based on music using the melodic modal system referred to as the Makam, this program draws its listeners to the distinct beauty of and similarities between liturgical, folk, and Ottoman courtly music. 

“Culturally rich…Musically addictive.”  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 
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Apollo’s Fire
J. S. Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion”

Thursday, April 2, 2020
7:00pm Concert
6:30pm Pre-concert talk with Dr. Lois Rosow

Mees Hall, Capital University
1 College and Main, Columbus OH


Apollo’s Fire and conductor Jeannette Sorrell – both GRAMMY award winners – bring a dramatic presentation of Bach’s transcendent oratorio. Featuring a double choir and double orchestra, world-class soloists, and children’s choir, this is a festive event to open Holy Week. Bach’s resounding sense of community envelopes the performance, as members of the chorus stand in the aisles and the audience joins in singing the chorales – just as Bach’s congregation did nearly 300 years ago.

“A resplendent performance…exquisite moments. The magnificent chorus [sang] to breathtaking effect…” New York Times
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40th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, May 14, 2020
6:00pm
Mozart's Café


Please join us for a special celebration of our 40th Anniversary season

Enjoy delicious food and drinks provided by Mozart's Café followed by an intimate performance with Paul O'Dette! He will be playing a selection of 17th-century lute music.

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