Booking and detailsDates & Tickets
Dates Fri, Mar 22 – Sun, Mar 24, 2024
Venue Folger Theatre
Duration 1 hour 45 minutes, with intermission
Please note: Children under the age of 4 are not permitted.
The 13th-century Castilian court under King Alfonso the Wise was the center of a remarkable – and often harmonious – coexistence of Christian, Islamic, and Jewish peoples in an era known as Spain’s “convivencia” (“coexistence”). His court patronized musicians, artists, doctors, lawyers, and scholars from all three cultures.
Music from each tradition is brought together in a program that shares Sephardic songs, Arab Andalusian music, and songs from the Cantigas de Santa Maria, one of the most important historical sources of medieval music, compiled by King Alfonso.
Song texts and illuminations from the Cantigas depicting multicultural musical ensembles will be projected during the performance, bringing this rich history to life in a multimedia experience.
With voices, plucked and bowed Arabic and European instruments, winds, and percussion.
Vielle, rebec, voice
Folger Consort Sponsors
With special thanks to
The Share Fund
Premier Season Sponsors
Dr. Bill & Evelyn Braithwaite
Andrea “Andi” Kasarsky
Gail Orgelfinger and Charles Hanna
James Baker and Emily Lind Baker
David and Lenka Lundsten
Mike Newton and Dr. Linda Werling
Robert J. and Tina M. Tallaksen
Mary Augusta and George D. Thomas
Ms. Louisa Woodville & Mr. Nigel R. Ogilvie
Karl K. and Carrol Benner Kindel
Friday, March 22
Join Christopher Kendall and Robert Eisenstein, co-Artistic Directors of the Folger Consort, for a lively discussion with guest artists from 7:00pm-7:30pm before the Friday, March 22 performance.
Free entry with concert ticket.