Folger Consort celebrates the musical treasures of Restoration London and its leading composer, Henry Purcell. The favorite composer of London’s theaters, Purcell’s flair for the dramatic will be on display in his music for The Fairy Queen and Oedipus. Exploring Purcell's more refined side, the Consort unearths the wonderfully melodic and inventive Baroque musical gems that are his sonatas and fantasies. The program also includes earlier songs and instrumental selections, such as the intricately composed suites of the Royall Consort of William Lawes, which foreshadow Purcell’s instrumental music. With viol consort and Baroque strings, harpsichord, and soprano.
Join Folger Consort Artistic Director Robert Eisenstein for a related Early Music Seminar on Wednesday, October 20, at 6:00pm. Access to the Early Music Seminar is free for Folger Consort subscribers.
We hold paramount the safety of our audience, artists, staff members, and entire Folger community. With growing concerns around the COVID-19 Delta variant, and out of an abundance of caution, this concert will be offered exclusively as a digital experience. The concert will be available via on-demand streaming starting October 22. Please stay tuned for details and further updates as needed.