Free Folger Friday: Early Music 101

Friday, September 21, 2018, 6:00 pm
Folger Theatre
Free, reservations requested

Join Macbeth musicians Dan Meyers and Webb Wiggins for a whirlwind introduction to the instruments and musical styles of Renaissance and Baroque Europe, and a glimpse into how 21st-century musicians approach the music of earlier eras.

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Folger Theatre’s production of Macbeth features music by John Eccles and other composers. The musicians in the show take a special approach to presenting this music that's often called "historically informed performance", drawing on their knowledge of the instruments and musical styles that were popular in Restoration England in order to help immerse the audience in the world of Davenant's play. But what does "historically-informed performance" really mean, and why is it about more than just playing old instruments? 

This pre-show lecture is free, though reservations are requested. Don’t miss the performance of Macbeth to follow at 8pm. Purchase tickets online or call the Folger Box Office at 202.544.7077.



This project was supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanties, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.