Gaude, mater Polonia: Music from Poland’s Golden Age

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