A multi-media musical experience with sights and sounds from illuminated manuscripts
March 2 & 3 8 pm
In the Middle Ages, a manuscript book was a precious possession, often lavishly illuminated and illustrated. Illuminations takes you inside these treasures, in an evening where music and imagery from some of the most fabulous Medieval manuscripts combine in a feast for eyes and ears. While spectacular images are projected onto a huge screen behind the ensemble, we perform otherworldly cantigas, trouvere songs, medieval dances and sacred motets, with special performances by master Persian percussionist Naghmeh Farahmand, Pejman Zahedian (voice and Persian Setar), and Demetri Petsalakis (Oud).
Join us for a special pre-concert lecture with Nicholas A. Herman, Curator of Manuscripts, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, University of Pennsylvania. Talks are FREE and held one hour before the concerts at 7pm, in Jeanne Lamon Hall.
Generously supported by Al & Jane Forest.