The artists of Medieval manuscripts were not only devout in their illuminations of the word, but also could be quite playful with interesting characters and situations portrayed in miniature. At times, these drawings would tell a story through their symbolism or would reflect the currents of the society in which they lived.
It is through this lens that this program has been constructed. To not only show the lighter side of life, but also to illuminate those in the margins. The forgotten. The sidelined. Early music is not known for its diversity outside of national identity. We endeavor to bring this music to the forefront. Compositions by women composers, black composers, and Jewish composers.
February 28, 2021
Locations and Time: Online, 3pm
“[A] person whose head is bowed and whose eyes are heavy cannot look at the light.”
Cristina da Pizzano (1364 – c.1430)
From The Book of Hours (ca.1423)
attr. Master of the Aix Missal, Provence