Early Music Seattle: Diabolus in Musica – A New Springtime Of The World
$50 ($40 senior; $20 student)
The program takes its inspiration from two regions – the Troubadour songs from the courts and castles of Southern France; and the newly-constructed Roman cathedrals. Both fostered new musical expressions in the 13th Century. The developing feudal system and Persian influences from the Iberian Peninsula opened the door to a new appreciation for beauty, in the forms of painting, sculpture, and song inspired by Courtly Love. At the same time, the Roman vocal arts flourished with new chants and polyphony in the generous acoustics of these new basilicas and chapels. It was a time of astonishing creativity in both the sacred and secular worlds.
Attending online: This concert will be recorded and then offered for viewing one week later after some light editing. The YouTube link will remain active for 3 weeks after the link is sent. Virtual tickets are $35; streaming ticket buyers will be notified via email with a link to the video and a PDF of the program.