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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Orlando Consort makes music and history come to life

The Orlando Consort stirs up the irresistible combination of good food and great music for their upcoming performances "Food Wine & Song: Music and Feasting in Medieval and Early Renaissance Europe" on Wednesday, February 8 and Thursday, February 9 at 7 p.m. in Rollins Chapel.

Orlando Consort

Delving into the culinary and musical pasts with motets, carols, and canons about delectable edibles, the Orlando Consort blends scholarship with spirited humor in music from their acclaimed Harmonia Mundi release Food, Wine & Song.

The group has rapidly achieved a reputation as one of the most expert and challenging groups performing medieval music. Founded in 1988, the Consort's repertoire extends beyond early music and has attracted considerable attention in recent years for imaginative programming of contemporary music. Forthcoming projects include collaborations with the jazz quartet Perfect Houseplants and with the early music ensemble, The Dufay Collective.

General admission to the performances is $26, $5 for Dartmouth students. There will be a discussion with the musicians immediately following each performance. Tickets are available through the Hopkins Center Box Office, by phone at 646-2422, or online.

By LISA VALLEJO-SORENSEN

 

ORLANDO CONSORT COMMUNITY EVENTS

Free and open to the public

Medieval Food Sampling

  • Saturday, February 4
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • Hanover Food Co-op

Medieval Poetry Reading

Peter Travis, professor of Anglo-Saxon and English Language and Literature, reads a selection of medieval poems, including works by Geoffrey Chaucer.

  • Tuesday, February 7
  • 12:30 p.m.
  • Faculty Lounge, Hopkins Center
  • 646-2010

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Last Updated: 12/17/08