2019-20: The Year of the Woman

The Newberry Consort’s 2019-2020 season explores the legacies of three extraordinary women whose tastes left an indelible mark on the history of Western music. Join us for three brand-new subscription programs plus the return of A Mexican Christmas as a Special Holiday Event.

2019-20: The Year of the Woman

The Newberry Consort’s 2019-2020 season explores the legacies of three extraordinary women whose tastes left an indelible mark on the history of Western music. Three brand-new subscription programs plus the return of A Mexican Christmas as a Special Holiday Event.

Season Overview

2019-20 Year of the Woman 1

THE EMPRESS: MARGARITA TERESA
OCTOBER 18, 19, 20

The season opens with a program featuring operatic excerpts and instrumental music composed in honor of the young Empress Margarita Teresa of Spain.

2019-20 Year of the Woman 2

A MEXICAN CHRISTMAS 
DECEMBER 6, 7, 8

A wholly fresh and original holiday concert, A Mexican Christmas celebrates the exuberant and diverse musical traditions of Mexico.

2019-20 Year of the Woman 3

THE MARCHESA: ISABELLA D’ESTE
FEBRUARY 7, 8, 9

In February, the Consort joins with Piffaro for a program of Italian frottole that flourished at Isabella’s behest in Mantua in the late 15th-century.

2019-20 Year of the Woman 4

THE MISTRESS: MADAME DE POMPADOUR 
MAY 8, 9, 10

Guest directed by acclaimed oboist Debra Nagy, this program explores Madame de Pompadour’s singular life through instrumental and vocal chamber music from 18th-century France.

Season Overview

2019-20 Year of the Woman 1

THE EMPRESS: MARGARITA TERESA
OCTOBER 18, 19, 20

The season opens with a program featuring operatic excerpts and instrumental music composed in honor of the young EmpressMargarita Teresa of Spain.

2019-20 Year of the Woman 2

A MEXICAN CHRISTMAS 
DECEMBER 6, 7, 8

A wholly fresh and original holiday concert, A Mexican Christmas celebrates the exuberant and diverse musical traditions of Mexico.

2019-20 Year of the Woman 3

THE MARCHESA: ISABELLA D’ESTE
FEBRUARY 7, 8, 9

In February, the Consort joins with Piffaro for a program of Italian frottole that flourished at Isabella’s behest in Mantua in the late 15th-century.

2019-20 Year of the Woman 4

THE MISTRESS: MADAME DE POMPADOUR 
MAY 8, 9, 10

Guest directed by acclaimed oboist Debra Nagy, this program explores Madame de Pompadour’s singular life through instrumental and vocal chamber music from 18th-century France.