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Marchesa 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 performing frottole, a...

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,...