Gaude, mater Polonia“If the gods had let him live longer, the Poles would have no need to envy the Italians their Palestrina….” If you’ve never heard of Polish composer Wacław z Szamotuł, we’re not surprised – but get ready for a real treat!  This concert brings you the gorgeous, rare, and important music of Poland’s great Renaissance composers, performed on fiddles, bagpipes, viols, trombone, recorder, lute, and a consort of voices. Consort favorite, Chicago native and Polish-American Tom Zajac leads us in this new repertoire, guaranteed to open your ears to new sounds.

Presented in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York.

Pre-concert lectures start one hour before each performance.

  • Friday, May 3, 2013, 8pm, Copernicus Foundation Annex
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  • Saturday, May 4, 2013, 8pm, Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, Hyde Park
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  • Sunday, May 5, 2013, 3pm, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston
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Click here for a copy of our press release: Gaude mater Polonia Press ReleaseFINAL