2019-20 Year of the Woman

On Sale Soon! Gala 2020 - April 19th

Ecco la Primavera – A special event to benefit the Newberry Consort.
Featuring the musical talents of Ellen Hargis, soprano; David Douglass, violin; Charles Weaver, lute; Charles Metz, organetto.

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Season Overview

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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.

Special Benefit Event 2020

Save the date – our Spring fundraiser is April 19!

“Ecco la Primavera” will be the musical offering – a bouquet of springtime music from the 14th century.

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.

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.

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.

Season Overview

Up Next

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.

GALA 2020

Save the date – our Spring fundraiser is April 19

“Ecco la Primavera” will be the musical offering – a bouquet of springtime music from the 14th century. 

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.

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.

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.

For our Year of the Woman, we focus on three women who used their political, social, and financial connections to promote musical culture in their circles. Although none of these three performed or composed to a significant degree, their influence as patrons was invaluable and guided the course of musical innovation in untold ways.

Join us to celebrate the power of women!

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The Newberry Consort, operating for more than thirty years, continues to champion the best in early music in Chicago and beyond. We invite you join us in our mission of excellence in the performance – and future – of early music. With your support you become a collaborator in our concerts, a partner in our research into rare repertoire, and an advocate for the future of early music.

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