The Season

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The Clown

Kemp's Jig


The Jigs are coming to town! Jigs, comic Elizabethan musical skits, were a wildly popular kind of early street theater. Special guest Steve Player joins us from England to portray Will Kemp, Shakespeare’s clown and dancer extraordinaire, and to lead our troupe in these comic gems.

Complete with costumes and sets, a violin band, lute and guitar, these Jigs promise plenty of bawdy songs, athletic dance, and theatrical shenanigans.

PERFORMANCES
Fri. Oct. 21, 8 pm Ruggles Hall,
Sat. Oct. 22, 8 pm Logan Center,
Sun. Oct. 23, 3 pm Evanston – Galvin Recital Hall



The Musicians

THE MUSICIANS
Special Guest
Steve Player, dancer, singer, guitar


Violin Band
David Douglass, violin
Tim Macdonald, violin
Brandi Berry, viola
Jeremy Ward, bass violin
Brandon Acker, lute and guitar*


Ellen Hargis, soprano
Corey Shotwell, tenor
Jeffrey Strauss, baritone
*Young Artist Mentorship Program Participant


PERFORMANCES
Fri. Oct. 21, 8 pm Ruggles Hall,
Sat. Oct. 22, 8 pm Logan Center,
Sun. Oct. 23, 3 pm Evanston – Galvin Recital Hall


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The Count

Music of Oswald von Wolkenstein

Put down your program, sit back, and relax! Enjoy the gorgeous vocal and instrumental music by this 14th Century German nobleman, knight, and world traveler. Our multi-media performance features our trademark lavish visual displays, with supertitles included so you won’t miss one poetic foot!

Special guests Consort founding director Mary Springfels and founding member Drew Minter join our ensemble of early harps, fiddles, winds and voices for this very special medieval extravaganza.

PERFORMANCES
Fri. Jan 13, 8 pm Ruggles Hall,
Sat. Jan. 14, 8 pm Logan Center,
Sunday Jan. 15 3 pm Evanston – Galvin Recital Hall

The Musicians

THE MUSICIANS
Special Guests
Mary Springfels, vielle, gittern,
and Drew Minter, voice, harp


David Douglass, rebec and vielle
Ellen Hargis, voice
Allison Munro, vielle and rebec *
Debra Nagy, voice, harp, winds
*Young Artist Mentorship Program Participant


PERFORMANCES
Fri. Jan 13, 8 pm Ruggles Hall,
Sat. Jan. 14, 8 pm Logan Center,
Sunday Jan. 15 3 pm Evanston – Galvin Recital Hall


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The Queen

Christina of Sweden: The Girl King


The modern era did not invent gender bending! When she was born in 1626, Queen Christina was mistaken for a boy, and that was just the beginning of her unconventional life. She dressed in male clothing, swore like a sailor, and loved both men and women.

She also adored music, and we’ll bring you her favorites pieces by Lully, Carissimi, Corelli, and Rossi interspersed with anecdotes from court accounts, diaries, and Christina’s own letters narrated by special guest, author Sara Paretsky.

PERFORMANCES
Fri. March 3, 8 pm Ruggles Hall,
Sat. Mar. 4, 8 pm, Evanston – Galvin Recital Hall
Sun. March 5, 3 pm Logan Center

The Musicians

Special Guest
Sara Paretsky, narrator


Ellen Hargis, soprano
Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor*
David Douglass, violin
Brandi Berry, violin
Jeremy Ward, bass violin
Erin Headley, lirone and viola da gamba
Lucas Harris, theorbo
Christopher Bagan, organ
Charles Metz, harpsichord
*Young Artist Mentorship Program Participant


PERFORMANCES
Fri. March 3, 8 pm Ruggles Hall,
Sat. Mar. 4, 8 pm, Evanston – Galvin Recital Hall
Sun. March 5, 3 pm Logan Center


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