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History Matters series - A Renaissance Christmas in Music

Trade in Jingle Bells and the Chipmunks, leave the loudspeakers and sidewalk bells behind to soak up the spirit of Christmases past. Imagine yourself in a room, a warm light filtering through tall transparent draperies. As you close your eyes, a melody, full and crisp, comes and takes you to another place in time where you enjoy the beauty of the sounds

World renowned recorder artist John Tyson and harpsichordist Miyuki Tsurtani will be joined by other dedicated musicians to take you on a musical excursion to the 15th and 16th centuries when dukes, duchesses, clergy and common folk listened and danced to the often-improvised polyphonic tunes. John Tyson teaches at the New England Conservatory and is on the faculty of Corso Internazionale di Musica Antica in Urbino Italy. Recipient of the Bodky International Competition and the Noah Greenberg Award, Tyson has performed around the world.

Don‘t leave it to your imagination join us for a Renaissance Christmas filling the Reading Room with music.


Wednesday, December 17th
noon - 1:00 pm

Light refreshments.

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