Tales From Prussia
Aug
3
2:00 PM14:00

Tales From Prussia

@TWIN CITIES EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL (TCEMF)

Incantare presents music from 16th and 17th century Ducal Prussia. During a time of great political maneuvering, religious conflicts, and the solidification (or breaking down) of world powers, musicians continued to make art in their own shifting populations throughout what we now know as Germany and Poland. Incantare explores this music, which has far outlived those who rose and fell from power so many years ago, in an intimate concert for violin, sackbuts, solo voice, and organ. We present Polish violin solos, Yiddish folksongs based on polyphonic chansons, and German vocal and instrumental music.

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EXILE
Mar
25
8:00 PM20:00

EXILE

In partnership with Rutgers University, the American Society for Jewish Music, the Jewish Music Forum, and the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, Incantare proudly presents EXILE. Our first major collaboration highlights Jewish music as it shifted and melded with traditions in England, Germany, Italy, and Poland. We explore the influences of Italian, German, and eastern European music and Jewish culture, highlighting Jewish musicians, the non-Jewish composers they influenced, and composers who inspired innovations in Jewish composition. The purpose of this project is to highlight the mutual influences of the early modern European Jewish experience – to break down preconceptions of Jewish music and culture and explore the implications of diaspora on Jewish artistic legacy.

EXILE is closely tied with the forthcoming book Music and Jewish Culture in Early Modern Italy, co-edited by Lynette Bowring, Rebecca Cypess, and Liza Malamut. As explained by Dr. Cypess, the book “demonstrates that musical culture was fluid and shared between Jews and non-Jews, and that this shared cultural space involved complexities of identity and meaning.” The concert will feature Incantare’s core ensemble with four singer specialists, as well as special guests and author contributors Dongmyung Ahn on violin and Rebecca Cypess on organ and harpsichord. We look forward to presenting pre-concert round-table discussions that encourage audience participation. The concert will contain narration and commentary on the music.

EXILE seeks to break boundaries between previously estranged musical genres, expanding the canon of classical chamber music and drawing attention to the effects of marginalization and external circumstances on the legacy of music and art. To further this cause, our concerts will be free and open to the public, welcoming all audiences throughout the New Jersey and New York metropolitan areas. EXILE will debut on March 25-26, 2020. The concerts will be held at the Center for Jewish History in New York, NY, and at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.

With special guests

Molly Quinn, soprano
Clara Osowski, mezzo
Garrett Eucker, tenor
Jonathan Woody, bass
Dongmyung Ahn, violin
Rebecca Cypess, harpsichord and organ

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EXILE
Mar
26
8:00 PM20:00

EXILE

In partnership with Rutgers University, the American Society for Jewish Music, the Jewish Music Forum, and the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, Incantare proudly presents EXILE. Our first major collaboration highlights Jewish music as it shifted and melded with traditions in England, Germany, Italy, and Poland. We explore the influences of Italian, German, and eastern European music and Jewish culture, highlighting Jewish musicians, the non-Jewish composers they influenced, and composers who inspired innovations in Jewish composition. The purpose of this project is to highlight the mutual influences of the early modern European Jewish experience – to break down preconceptions of Jewish music and culture and explore the implications of diaspora on Jewish artistic legacy.

EXILE is closely tied with the forthcoming book Music and Jewish Culture in Early Modern Italy, co-edited by Lynette Bowring, Rebecca Cypess, and Liza Malamut. As explained by Dr. Cypess, the book “demonstrates that musical culture was fluid and shared between Jews and non-Jews, and that this shared cultural space involved complexities of identity and meaning.” The concert will feature Incantare’s core ensemble with four singer specialists, as well as special guests and author contributors Dongmyung Ahn on violin and Rebecca Cypess on organ and harpsichord. We look forward to presenting pre-concert round-table discussions that encourage audience participation. The concert will contain narration and commentary on the music.

EXILE seeks to break boundaries between previously estranged musical genres, expanding the canon of classical chamber music and drawing attention to the effects of marginalization and external circumstances on the legacy of music and art. To further this cause, our concerts will be free and open to the public, welcoming all audiences throughout the New Jersey and New York metropolitan areas. EXILE will debut on March 25-26, 2020. The concerts will be held at the Center for Jewish History in New York, NY, and at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.

With special guests

Molly Quinn, soprano
Clara Osowski, mezzo
Garrett Eucker, tenor
Jonathan Woody, bass
Dongmyung Ahn, violin
Rebecca Cypess, harpsichord and organ

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Trombones in the Renaissance
Jul
10
4:00 PM16:00

Trombones in the Renaissance

  • Hahn Recital Hall, Ball State University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

@INTERNATIONAL TROMBONE FESTIVAL (ITF)

Incantare presents the trombone in all its glory! With four trombones, violin, voice, and continuo, our program — created specially for ITF 2019 — demonstrates the versatility and warmth of the trombone in music from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

With special guests

Paul Von Hoff, trombone
Andrew Rader, alto
Rebecca Burkhart, organ

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Incantare in Louisville
Feb
23
2:00 PM14:00

Incantare in Louisville

Incantare comes to Louisville for a first-of-its-kind performance in Kentucky. Join us for a resplendent concert of late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century instrumental chamber music. Music of Monteverdi, Vierdanck, Castello, and more. With special guests Anna Maberry, violin and John Austin Clark, organ.

$15 adults/$5 students. Tickets available at the door.

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From Darkness Into Light: Music in the Aftermath of War
Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

From Darkness Into Light: Music in the Aftermath of War

Incantare @TWIN CITIES EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Incantare will be joined by guest vocalists to present From Darkness into Light: Music in the Aftermath of War , which illuminates the music of lesser-known composers following the tumultuous period of the Thirty Years War. These composers are intimately connected: driven from city to city by sickness and war, brought together by extraordinary musical abilities, their music creates a bright path that leads us through and beyond a period of impenetrable darkness. Including music by Ahle, Hammerschmidt, Rosenmüller, Vierdanck, Schop, Grimm, and others.

With special guests:

Chelsie Propst, soprano
Clara Osowski, mezzo
Andrew Kane, baritone
Timothy Bruett, bass
Ginna Watson, violin
Bruce Jacobs, organ

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