Chamber Music on the Fox is rescheduling its Black Tulip concert featuring composers from the 17th and 18th centuries

Chamber Music on the Fox is rescheduling its Black Tulip concert featuring composers from the 17th and 18th centuries

On Monday, March 4, Black Tulip, an early music ensemble, will highlight the music of female composers of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Courtesy of Black Tulip

The Chamber Music on the Fox concert featuring the multinational early music group Black Tulip, which was scheduled for January, will now be held Monday, March 4, at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles.

The exhibition “Court, Convent and Theater: Redefining Early Modern Women” showcases works by Italian composers Francesca Caccini, Isabella Leonarda and Barbara Strozzi, and French composer Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, as well as other compositions from this period.

The program is named after the few places where female composers could find a creative outlet in a male-dominated era.

The ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 307 Cedar Avenue.

Tickets, $25 for in-person or virtual viewing, are available at www.chambermusiconthefox.org. Students with a valid student ID are eligible for $15 in-person concert tickets.

Those with tickets for the January dates can:

• Use their ticket to attend the March 4 concert.

• They can exchange their January ticket for a virtual ticket to the March 4 performance by emailing info@chambermusiconthefox.org;

• They can donate their ticket to Chamber Music on the Fox by emailing info@chambermusiconthefox.org, or

• A refund can be requested by emailing info@chambermusiconthefox.org.

The multinational ensemble includes soprano Josephine Stublenburg from the Netherlands, Mireya Lorenz from Germany on recorders, as well as Philip W. Serna on violin da gamba, and Joel Spears on oud and theorbo from the United States.

“Black Tulip is very excited to perform with Chamber Music on the Fox,” Stoplinburg said. “The Baroque music we perform is written specifically for these types of venues that celebrate direct connection with the audience, musical intimacy, and exciting storytelling through music.”

Black Tulip’s innovative programming often immerses audiences in lively and dynamic multimedia experiences, combining dramatic cantatas, vocal and instrumental solos, and masterful instrumental works for recorders, violins, lutes and theorbo alongside historical lectures that include works of art projected to depict a complex culture. Lives of composers and audiences in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Learn more about the group at soundcloud.com/blacktulipem or blacktulip.org.

A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Chamber Music on the Fox is a world-class chamber music series serving the Fox Valley region with engaging, enriching, and immersive live performances.

Founded in 2014 by trombonist Mark Fry and cellist Sarah Setzer, it introduces audiences to well-known local, national and world artists in intimate, informal settings where patrons have the opportunity to see and hear the artists up close and personal. Along with the subscription series that runs from October through May, it also offers three free family concerts each summer in partnership with Lords Park Zoo, as well as an annual celebration of the arts thanks to the support of the Seigle Foundation.

Chamber Music on the Fox relies on generous donations from individuals, sponsorships, grants and ticket sales. To learn more or support the nonprofit, visit www.chambermusiconthefox.org. For updates, follow @ChamberMusicontheFox on Instagram and Facebook.

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