The Night's Tale is an enchanting narrative of combat and courtship in medieval France, a music-theater production staged and directed by French-born soprano and artistic director Anne Azéma. Boston Camerata’s musicians are joined by gifted young professionals from the Longy School of Music of Bard College in an intense, musical evocation of longing and fulfillment.

Based on an authentic, colorful narrative of festivity, tournaments, and love games in a medieval French castle, the performance captures the day’s celebrations through song and gesture. Daylight is the domain of men, who joust and fight in ritual encounters, as the women shout encouragement; when night falls, the women converse in music and dance, far from the masculine violence of the daytime. Mutual longing aroused during the day culminates in the evening’s rites, as the sexes come together in courtship, both playful and passionate.

The Boston Camerata is America's preeminent early music ensemble. Founded in 1954, Camerata has been under the direction of French-born singer and scholar Anne Azéma since autumn 2008.
The Boston Camerata is composed of Anne Azéma, Clare McNamara, Joel Nesvadba, Camila Parias, Jordan Weatherston Pitts – voices; Shira Kammen – vielle, harp

Tickets $55/$40/$25, $10 students
Click here for more information and to reserve tickets.

Pickman Hall at Longy School of Music of Bard College 27 Garden St. Cambridge MA

The Night's Tale: A Tournament of Love

When
April 16 at 8pm and April 17 at 7pm
Where
Pickman Hall at Longy School of Music of Bard College
27 Garden St. Cambridge MA

The Night's Tale is an enchanting narrative of combat and courtship in medieval France, a music-theater production staged and directed by French-born soprano and artistic director Anne Azéma. Boston Camerata’s musicians are joined by gifted young professionals from the Longy School of Music of Bard College in an intense, musical evocation of longing and fulfillment.

Based on an authentic, colorful narrative of festivity, tournaments, and love games in a medieval French castle, the performance captures the day’s celebrations through song and gesture. Daylight is the domain of men, who joust and fight in ritual encounters, as the women shout encouragement; when night falls, the women converse in music and dance, far from the masculine violence of the daytime. Mutual longing aroused during the day culminates in the evening’s rites, as the sexes come together in courtship, both playful and passionate.

The Boston Camerata is America's preeminent early music ensemble. Founded in 1954, Camerata has been under the direction of French-born singer and scholar Anne Azéma since autumn 2008.
The Boston Camerata is composed of Anne Azéma, Clare McNamara, Joel Nesvadba, Camila Parias, Jordan Weatherston Pitts – voices; Shira Kammen – vielle, harp

Tickets $55/$40/$25, $10 students
Click here for more information and to reserve tickets.

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