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March 10, 2024 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm ET
Early Music
Bezanson Recital Hall; Free

Explorations in the Music of Shakespeare's England

Featuring the ensembles of the Five College Early Music Program
Allison Monroe, director

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Shakespeare found inspiration in the music of his day, calling for songs in his plays, mentioning music theoretical concepts, quoting popular tunes, and using metaphorical imagery based on instruments. So what was the music he might have heard? This semester, the Five College Early Music Program's Collegium and Chamber Ensembles, including Recorders, Early Voices, Cornetts and Sackbuts, Viols, Violin Band, and Lutes, explores a variety of repertoires from early modern England. Joined by some members of the community, we present the first step of our explorations in this free concert.