Christina of Sweden: the Girl King
Sara Paretsky

The Queen – March 4th, Evanston @8pm

$35.00$45.00

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.

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Christina of Sweden:  the Girl King

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.

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