Concert Devoted to Theme of Love

Friday, February 9, 2007 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Event Location: 
Lethbridge Public Library Theatre

On Feb. 9, the Music Department faculty and students present a concert devoted to the theme of love through the ages. Beginning in the medieval period where the ideals of courtly love were expressed in a dance-like chanson for soloist and chorus by the 14th-century French composer and poet Guillaume de Machaut, each period in the musical history adds its own contribution to the theme, ranging from love's earthy, at times humorous side, to its exaltation and nobility. The program includes racey Renaissance chansons, the love duet from Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea, samplings from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, love songs by Schumann and Schubert, and instrumental music by Liszt and Brahms. The evening starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Lethbridge Public Library Theatre, with talk Dr. Brian Black followed by the concert. Admission is free, but a free-will offering would be appreciated.