The Newberry Consort: The Empress: Margarita Teresa

Lecture Series

Saturday, October 19, 2019

2:00PM - 4:00PM

Assembly Hall

During the 2019-2020 season, International House Global Voices Performing Arts Series is pleased to host three performances by Chicago’s premier early music ensemble The Newberry Consort. The Empress is a program of operatic excerpts and instrumental dance suites composed in honor of Empress Margarita Teresa of Spain (1651-1673.) A stellar string band and vocal soloists will perform excerpts from Antonio Cesti’s Il Pomo d’Oro, which was originally written to celebrate the marriage of Margarita to Emperor Leopold I. The program will also include instrumental interludes by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1623-1680) and scenes from a hilarious intermezzo, Orfeo, supposedly composed by Emperor Leopold I himself. Guests are invited for a pre-concert discussion at 1:30PM. The performance will be followed by a reception with the musicians. 

Featured vocalists:
Ellen Hargis, soprano & co-director
Salome Sandoval, soprano
Allison Selby Cook, mezzo-soprano
Oliver Camacho, tenor
Eric Miranda, baritone

Featured instrumentalists:
David Douglass, violin & co-director
Allison Monroe, violin
Daniel Elyar, viola
Brandi Berry Benson, violin
Jeremy David Ward, bass violin
Charles Metz, harpsichord
Brandon Acker, theorbo & guitar

With projections by Shawn Keener

$40 General Admission | $10 for students with valid UCID.
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This program is presented by International House Global Voices Performing Arts and Lecture Series and The Newberry Consort.