Preconcert lecture, 7:30 p.m.
Ellen Hargis, soprano; Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor; Sara Paretsky, narrator; David Douglass and Brandi Berry, violin; Jeremy Ward, bass violin; Christopher Bagan and Charles Metz, organ and harpsichord; Lucas Harris, theorbo; Erin Headly, lirone and viola da gamba
A musical history of the life of the amazing Queen Christina, one of Europe’s great eccentrics, from her childhood and reign in Sweden to her abdication and life in Rome. The Newberry Consort performs music written for her or heard by her, by the many illustrious composers she knew, including Lully, Carissimi, Corelli, and Cesti, performed by singers, violins, and a rich continuo band of keyboards, theorbo, guitar, and lirone. The program includes readings from contemporary accounts and her letters by special guest Chicago-based author Sarah Paretsky.
Tickets are $40 for the general public ($5 discount if purchased in advance) and $5 for students with valid ID.