Who was Isabella d’Este?

Who was Isabella d’Este?

Who was Isabella d'Este? February 7-9, 2020, we bring music from the unique court of Isabella d’Este to Chicagoland stages. These concerts, a collaboration with acclaimed Renaissance wind band Piffaro [link to website] will prominently feature our own Ellen Hargis...
Meet Salomé and Lucía, two musicians in A Mexican Christmas!

Meet Salomé and Lucía, two musicians in A Mexican Christmas!

Meet Salomé and Lucía Two musicians in A Mexican Christmas! Sopranos Salomé Sandoval McNutt and Lucía Mier y Terán Romero will perform as part of the Convent Ensemble in A Mexican Christmas this December 6-8th! Read on to learn more about these multi-faceted artists...
The Wedding of Margarita & Leopold

The Wedding of Margarita & Leopold

The Wedding of Margarita & Leopold The marriage of the teenaged princess Margarita Teresa of Spain to her uncle, Emperor Leopold I, entailed a long-awaited, well-planned series of festivities. Like the union itself, the celebration of their wedding was designed to...
Who was Margarita Teresa?

Who was Margarita Teresa?

Born into the Spanish line of the Habsburgs, Margarita Teresa’s (1651-1673) birth was the product of one in a long line of avunculate—that is, interfamilial—marriages within the distinguished royal family. Her father, King Philip IV of Spain, married her mother,...