2019-20 Year of the Woman

On Sale Now! 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, vielle; 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.

POSTPONED: Special Benefit Event 2020

 

“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.

POSTPONED: April Fundraiser 2020

“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!

POSTPONED: April Fundraiser

Dear Valued Patrons,
We regret to share that due to concerns relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone our April 19th fundraising event, Ecco la Primavera. We expect to reschedule this event for a weekend between July and September – stay posted! Please know this decision does not reduce the Newberry Consort’s need for your support. Indeed, now more than ever, we hope you will consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us not only minimize the losses from this postponement but also contribute to our future events.

If you currently hold a ticket for this event, refunds are available upon request. Otherwise, the cost of your ticket will be applied to the rescheduled event. If you are a current ticket-holder for this event, Consort General Manager Hannah De Priest will be in touch with you directly very soon.
You can always donate to the Newberry Consort online  or via check. Our mailing address is The Newberry Consort, P.O. Box 60212, Chicago, IL, 60660-0212. Please reach out to manager@newberryconsort.org if you have any questions or leave a message at 773-669-7335 and one of our staff will be in touch with you.
We appreciate your understanding and very much look forward to welcoming you to Newberry Consort concerts in the future. Till then, wishing you all good health and safety in these uncertain times.