Trobairitz

Songs of the troubadour women                                                                                              France, 12th-13th centuries

Saturday March 23 2013, 8 p.m.                      Tickets Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal

  • Bourgie Concert Hall                                    Regular : 35,00 $
  • Montreal  Museum of Fine Arts                   MMFA members : 30,25 $
  • 1339, Sherbrooke West, Montreal               30 and under : 18,75 $
  •                                                                     Taxes and services fees included
  •                                                                      Réservation : 514.285.2000 option 4

Musical direction, Seán Dagher

A concert of songs based on the texts of the women Troubadours and musical interludes based on the only Trobairitz melody that survives. Seán Dagher’s original music supports these songs about love, adultery, and the state  of affairs of the day, critiques of the governments and the church.  The candour and freedom expressed by the Trobairitz seems even more daring because they were women. It is surprising to see the point to which the concerns of the women and men who lived 800 years ago resemble so much  ours concerns today.

Shannon Mercer, soprano; Seán Dagher, cistre, oud; Grégoire Jeay, flute; Alex Kehler, violin, nyckelharpa; Amanda Keesmaat, cello; Andrew Horton, doublebass; Patrick Graham, percussion.

Presented in collaboration with Arte Musica foundation

 

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