Bostons Ensemble Chaconne Concert

measure for measure:  the music of shakespeare's plays

Sunday, September 24 at 2pm
Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center

The renowned Ensemble Chaconne enthralls audiences with dramatic period - instrument performances of music from the Renaissance.  Elizabethan England comes alive with the sounds of the lute, the viola da gamba, the renaissance flute, theorbo and early guitar, as the ensemble plays with versatility and dramatic flair the love songs, comic antics, madness and tragedy in the music Shakespeare's audience would have enjoyed. Performed on renaissance instruments with music from As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Henry V, The Winter's Tale, The Tempest, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and other plays.

Peter H. Bloom, renaissance flute; Carol Lewis, viola da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, renaissance lute; Burcu Gulec, mezzo-soprano

Ensemble Chaconne performs a lively and engaging concert called Measure for Measure: The Music of Shakespeare’s Plays.  The musicians (Peter H. Bloom, renaissance flute; Carol Lewis, viola da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, renaissance lute; and mezzo-soprano Burcu Gulec) display versatility and dramatic flair in everything from love songs and comic antics to madness and tragedy.    Praised by The Portland Press Herald as “the perfect Elizabethan evening,” the concert features music by leading composers of Shakespeare’s time (Robert Johnson, Thomas Morley, and others), with selections from As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Henry V, The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest, Hamlet, Othello and Macbeth.

Hailed for “vitality and character…style and verve” (MusicWeb International), and now celebrating its 32nd season, Ensemble Chaconne concertizes internationally, with tours in England, Ontario and across the United States. The group has performed at the National Gallery in London, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s residency at Davidson College, the Edison Theatre in St. Louis, Spivey Hall in Atlanta, the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park Florida, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Jordan Hall in Boston, and many other venues.  

Mezzo-soprano Burcu Gulec has performed in the United States and abroad, in New York, Boston, Detroit, Seattle, and throughout Turkey (Ankara, Antalya, Kastamonu, other cities). Acclaimed for charisma, versatility, and impressive vocal range, she has appeared with Grammy-nominated Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, Robert Larabee, the early music/world music group Dünya, and other noted ensembles.

Among the many selections in the Shakespeare concert are “The Willow Song” sung by Desdemona in Othello; “It Was a Lover and His Lasse” (As You Like It); “O Mistress Mine” (Twelfth Night); “Full Fathom Five” (The Tempest), “Go from My Window” from Ophelia’s mad scene in Hamlet; and “Greensleeves,” the famous ballad tune (quoted in The Merry Wives of Windsor).  

 

performance time:

Sunday, September 24 at 2pm
Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center

Ticket Pricing Adult (in advance) Student/Children under 12 (in advance)
Sunday, September 24 $22.50 $15.00

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