Allison Monroe

A multi-instrumentalist, Allison Monroe performs on vielle, rebec, medieval harp, violin, viola, and sings. Her performing credits include concerts with the Boston Camerata, Newberry Consort, Alkemie, Apollo’s Fire, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Les Délices, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, and the Washington Bach Consort, among others. She holds a B.A. in violin from the University of Maryland, an M.M. in viola from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and a D.M.A. in Historical Performance Practice from Case Western Reserve University, where she took lessons with Julie Andrijeski. For her second lecture recital at Case, she explored the evidence on medieval song accompaniment and experimented with self-accompaniment and the vocal technique of belting.

Allison won Early Music America’s 2017 Barbara Thornton Memorial Scholarship which enabled her to study medieval music in Italy and Switzerland for a few weeks. She is also a co-founder of Trobár, a small band of voices and instruments dedicated to bringing medieval music to modern audiences. This season, we are presenting a series in Cleveland, as well as performing on the Eliot Society’s series in the Washington D.C. area, in NYC on the Gotham Early Music Scene concert series, and and as residents at the University of Louisville. 

 

The Empress is This Weekend - Parking & Concert Information (click to open)

October 18th, Ruggles Hall, Newberry Library

ADDRESS: 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610

Concert begins at 8:00 pm, (pre-concert lecture at 7:30 pm)

***Complimentary wine and prosecco available before concert and at intermission***
PARKING: 
Nearby parking garage: 100 West Chestnut Street (enter on Clark Street). Parking rates are $11 (0-6 hours) and $13 (6-8 hours).
Limited metered street parking available near Library
Directions for via L, bus available here.
Alternatively, we recommend visiting SpotHero to book a space at the Newberry Plaza Garage – great deals on parking are available when you book in advance using this website/app!
 

October 19th, International House, U of C

ADDRESS: 1414 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637

 
Concert begins at 2:00 pm, (pre-concert lecture at 1:30 pm) – PLEASE NOTE ATYPICAL START TIME

***Reception to celebrate partnership with Global Voices to follow the performance.***

PARKING:
Limited street parking is available around the Midway Plaisance and all around campus. PLEASE NOTE THAT PARKING MAY BE IMPACTED BY CAMPUS EVENTS AND OPEN HOUSE CHICAGO.

The preferred visitors parking garage is located at Drexel Avenue and 61st Street. The garage opens at 9 am on weekdays. The parking rate is $4 per hour.
The parking lot at the corner of Drexel Avenue and 60th Street is free on weekends and after 4 pm on weekdays.
Alternatively, we recommend visiting SpotHero to book a space at the Newberry Plaza Garage – great deals on parking are available when you book in advance using this website/app!

October 20th, Galvin Recital Hall, NU

ADDRESS: 70 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
***Please note venue is located inside the Bienen Music School, a large building on Lake Michigan. On the side of the structure you will see the name of the building itself, which is “The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts.”***Concert begins at 3:00 pm, (pre-concert lecture at 2:30 pm) 

General campus directions (leads to visitors center very close to Music School) can be found here.
PARKING 
A large parking lot is located nearby the venue and is free to all on Sundays. Additional parking options can be found here.