Drat! One of my favorite early music ensembles, which I got to know through the Utrecht Early Music Festival, will perform twice at one of my favorite museums! Unfortunately, I may not be able to attend. Merde! Merde! Merde!
Alla Francesca will perform at the Musée de Cluny in Paris on the 26th and 27th of March.
The Musée de Cluny is better known for its famous and stunning series of tapestries called “Lady with Unicorn”. It regularly hosts concerts and Alla Francesca‘s two will last about 45 minutes and start at 12:30. Alla Francesca will perform in the Salle Notre-Dame.
Those familiar with this ensemble know, they specialize in medieval music performed on replica instruments. So the setting of the concerts, a museum full of medieval art, will be perfect. The subject of both two concerts is (courtly) love or “Variations amoureuses: amours lointaines“.
Interested in the museum? Interested in what medieval love songs sound like? Links to various websites are included, just scroll down. Attending one of the concerts? Know that there will be at least one person dreadfully jealous of you.
To attend one of these early afternoon concerts, one needs to buy a museum ticket as well as a ticket for the concert. The concert tickets costs 7 Euro, but can be booked in advance through the museum website. The museum website lists various prices and reductions, so have a look there.
Samples from an earlier performance at this museum:
Alla Francesca, Musée de Cluny: Thibaut de Champagne, chanson d’Amour
Alla Francesca, Musée de Cluny: Thibaut de Champagne, Estampie Royale