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The Feast of the Pheasant: a 15th-century Burgundian banquet

February 8, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| 35-45

In February 1454 Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, threw a lavish party to promote a crusade against the Turks, who had taken possession of Constantinople the previous year. Although the crusade never took place, the banquet was a day to remember. Contemporary accounts describe in detail the amazing entertainments they enjoyed (including elephants, backward-marching horses, and musicians enclosed in enormous pastries!) as well as the music they heard.  The Consort will perform the program from the banquet, with music by Guillaume Dufay, Gilles Binchois and others, with a projected backdrop of illustrations and supertitle translations.

Pre-concert lectures 1 hour prior to each concert.

  • David Douglass, vielle and rebec
  • Ellen Hargis, soprano
  • Shira Kammen, vielle and harp
  • Rachel Barton Pine, rebec
  • Mark Rimple, lute, psaltery, and citole
  • Tom Zajac, winds, bagpipe, and percussion


February 8, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Lutkin Hall
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL United States

To view and purchase advance tickets for our full season, click here. At-the-Door Tickets: $38

Donate to The Newberry Consort