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