A Medieval Masterpiece Revisited
This powerful, highly-praised production returns to Boston in 2017 as part of a national tour. The themes of justice, and of truth spoken to power, are once again front and center as the Jewish captive Daniel confronts the tyrannical Belshazzar. The magnificent musical play of Daniel, composed eight centuries ago in Beauvais, France was newly transcribed from the original manuscript source and powerfully staged for modern audiences by Anne Azéma, it was premiered in Boston in 2014 to critical and public acclaim. Jordan Weatherston Pitts, Jason McStoots, Joel Frederiksen, Camila Parias, Michael Barrett, Daniel Hershey, voices; Karim Nagi, percussion; Shira Kammen, vielle, harp; Indrany Datta-Barua, dance; Anne Azéma, narrator; with lighting and media by Peter Torpey.
5:00pm, St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH *
8:00pm, Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO *
Treasures of Devotion:
Spiritual Song in Northern Europe 1500-1540
Music of personal devotion from the early Renaissance, reflecting the spirituality of homes, family circles, and small chapels in an age of intense religious renewal. Prayers, songs, chants, including music for the Virgin, meditations on the cross, and astonishing reworkings of the day’s popular melodies to sacred texts by Josquin, Agricola, Compère, Senfl, Clemens non Papa, and others. Presented in collaboration with Boston University. Anne Azéma, Michael Barrett, Daniel Hershey, Joel Frederiksen, voices; Andrew Arceci, Shira Kammen, Carol Lewis, viola da gamba.