SalonEra: Medieval Christmas

Members of Blue Heron (Scott Metcalfe, director) and Trob├ár (featuring Elena Mullins and Allison Monroe) bring us “a captivating mix of mysticism and merriment” in this episode illuminating Medieval music for Advent and Christmas. We'll also speak with composer Kevin...

Ars Nova | Annus Novus

Presented by Music in the Somerset Hills. Debra Nagy is joined by soprano Elena Mullins and vielle player Allison Monroe in a program of stunning medieval music that rings in the new year. With each member of this all-female trio...

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SalonEra: Behind the Scenes

SalonEra returns on January 18th with a special episode featuring SalonEra’s production team sharing highlights from the fall season and newly-produced remote collaborations of favorite works by Handel. Audiences will gain insights into how SalonEra episodes are created from guest...

SalonEra: Afro-Caribbean Roots

February 1st’s SalonEra episode features Haitian baritone Jean Bernard Cerin, soprano Sherezade Panthaki, and keyboardist Henry Lebedinsky. Cerin probes the first iterations of Haiti in the Classical music tradition, Lebedinsky introduces modinhas by mulatto composer Joaquin Manoel da C├ómara (approx....

SalonEra: Stylus Fantasticus

Tune in on February 15th at 7:30pm ET for Episode 11: Stylus Fantasticus! We’re joined by a spectacular team of musicians for a deep dive into the wild, exploratory music of 17th century Italy and Austria. Irish harpist Maria Cleary...

Games & Grounds

Virtual Concert Hall

There’s no shortage of fun in this program that features musical versions of Aesop’s timeless fables interspersed with virtuosic ground bass variations by Jean-Féry Rebel, Marin Marais, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and others. Featuring tenor Jason McStoots and soprano Elena Mullins, who...

SalonEra: Jewish Diaspora

On March 1st, Brooklyn-based Israeli multi-instrumentalist and singer Daphna Mor and performer/researcher Elizabeth Weinfield join host Debra Nagy for an exploration of Jewish identity and musical traditions. Daphna Mor will share how she has incorporated Jewish liturgical music into her...

SalonEra: Women in Music

SalonEra marks Women’s History Month with a special episode on March 15th featuring instrumental and vocal music by Maddalena Sirmen, Barbara Strozzi, Isabella Leonarda, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, and Clara Schumann. Featured guests include harpsichordist Byron Schenkman, violinist Shelby...

Women of Genius

Virtual Concert Hall

Les Délices honors Women’s History Month by celebrating the contributions of remarkably accomplished, creative women in 17th and 18th century France. Challenging the notion of the isolated “genius,” we’ll reveal the histories of female poets, performers, and composers who not...

SalonEra: Medieval Visionaries

On March 29th, SalonEra illuminates the lives and works of two Medieval visionaries: Christine de Pizan and Guillaume de Machaut. The greatest poet-musician of the 14th century, Machaut was a trailblazer across multiple forms and genres. Pizan challenged misogyny in...

Machaut’s Lai of the Fountain

Virtual Concert Hall

Guillaume de Machaut’s flowing melodies become brilliant rainbows when refracted into three-voice canons in his Lai of the Fountain. Works by Johannes Ciconia and others aid our exploration of the Medieval garden’s subtle beauty in this collaboration with Blue Heron....

SalonEra: The Orpheus Myth

No myth is more foundational to musicians than the tragic tale of Orpheus and his lute. On April 19th, SalonEra guests scholar Susan McClary, soprano Michele Kennedy, and tenor Jason McStoots bring the story to life through conversation and music...