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Renaissance ensemble Sonnambula named Ensemble in Residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Monday, July 9, 2018   (0 Comments)

"Filling the galleries of The Met Cloisters with exquisitely presented ancient music will rescue the musical past from the prison of the archive so that it might inspire the future historians among us."

—Elizabeth Weinfield, Sonnambula

Nestled in Upper Manhattan's verdant parkland, The Met Cloisters is a sublime and richly layered venue suggesting multiple narratives ripe for performative explorations. This season, MetLiveArts celebrates The Met Cloisters with a site-specific series that upends the idea of the historically-informed performance with an infusion of what the Early Music ensemble Sonnambula calls the historically-informed present.

Sound and the City: Street Cries from Renaissance London
Saturday, November 17, 3:00 p.m.

Spanish Christmas at The Met Cloisters
Sunday, December 23, 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 23, 3:00 p.m.
With guest, lutenist Esteban La Rotta

Leonora Duarte: Converso in Antwerp
Saturday, February 2, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
With guest, writer/photographer Teju Cole

Michael Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore (1612)
Saturday, June 1, 2019,  3:00 p.m.
With guests, Piffaro: The Renaissance Band

This residency is made possible by the Grace Jarcho Ross and Daniel G. Ross Concert Fund. Live Arts programming at The Met Cloisters is made possible by Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne and the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.

Find more information on the Met Museum website.


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