30th Anniversary Conclusion

The Queen:

Christina of Sweden: the Girl King

 

Christina of Sweden:  the Girl King

PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS

preconcert chat 30 minutes before the concert – seats are not reserved

**please note location changes

Gala Fundraiser! Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 5th.

About the Program

A musical history of the life of the amazing Queen Christina, one of Europe’s great eccentrics, from her childhood and reign in Sweden to her abdication and life in Rome. We’ll perform music written for or heard by her by the many illustrious composers she knew, including Lully, Carissimi, Corelli, and Cesti, performed by singers, violins, and a rich continuo band of keyboards, theorbo, guitar, and lirone.

Readings from contemporary accounts and her letters by special guest Chicago-based author Sara Paretsky, Narrator.

THE MUSICIANS

(view our Artist page for full bios)

Ellen Hargis, soprano
Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor*
Sara Paretsky, narrator
David Douglass and Brandi Berry, violins
Jeremy Ward, bass violin
Christopher Bagan and Charles Metz, organ and harpsichord
Lucas Harris, theorbo
Erin Headley, lirone and viola da gamba

*Young Artist Mentorship Program Participant

pre-concert chat 30 minutes before the concert

Sara Paretsky, Narrator

Thank you to our sponsors

CityArts
DCASE
Elizabeth F. Cheny Foundation
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
Illinois Arts Council Agency
Logan Center for the Arts
Paul M Angel Family Foundation
Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts & Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts & Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
The University of Chicago Department of Music
UChicago Arts