Upcoming BEMF 2013 Fringe Concert
L’Amour et La Folie
Love and Madness in the Air de Cour
L’Amour (Cupid) is boasting of his powers at the banquet of the gods, when La Folie (Madness/Folly) confronts the winged boy, claiming she is the more powerful. Their debate sparks a descent to earth, even to the Underworld, to find mortal lovers who have not been touched by madness or folly.
Based on a court ballet published in Gabriel Bataille’s fifth book of Airs de differents auteurs (Paris, 1614), this entertainment features airs de cour by Guédron, Boysset, du Baily, Vincent and others, accompanied by the Collective’s usual array of lutes, theorbos, gambas and guitars.
Our end-of-semester NYC performance was on
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 8:00 PM
St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 308 West 46th Street
And as is always our practice, we took our project performance to Boston as a
Fringe Event at The Boston Early Music Festival
Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 12:00 PM (noon)
Gordon Chapel, Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston
Recordings of these performances are available below
The project is part of our 15 year anniversary celebration!
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