Monday, June 20, 2022

Just 2 weeks left to stream early music from the Folger!



Folger Shakespeare Library: Advancing knowledge and the arts


Purchase streaming access to concerts
from Folger Consort's 2021/22 season


English Baroque, Viennese favorites,
medieval musical allegory, and more


Don’t forget that you can purchase on-demand streaming access to this past season’s exhilarating Folger Consort performances. Read about our four-season concerts below and click the individual concert links to stream on-demand. You may also contact the Folger Box Office Mon-Fri,12pm-5pm (ET) by calling 202.544.7077 or emailing

Once purchased, concerts are available for streaming through June 30.


Henry Purcell and Music of 17th-Century London



Soprano Jessica Beebe and harpsichordist Joseph Gascho joined violins and viols for a concert of music by Henry Purcell and his English predecessors. Riveting chamber music, 17th-century songwriting, and operatic fireworks are on display in this program filmed up close and in HD at St. Mark's Church.



A Medieval Christmas



A live video recording from Folger Consort's joyful return to in-person performances, A Medieval Christmas shares moving works in Latin and Old English from centuries past. Joined by virtuoso instrumentalists playing medieval strings, wind, and percussion instruments, soprano Emily Noël shines in this performance of early Yuletide music.



The Viennese School: Music from the Court of Maximilian I



Making their Folger Consort debuts, tenor Steven Soph and viol player Zoe Weiss joined the Consort for a program spanning 5 centuries of music from the city of Vienna, Austria. Works by one of Emperor Maximilian I's greatest court composers, Ludwig Senfl, is performed alongside later music by Schubert, Brahms, Schoenberg, and Webern.



The Roman de Fauvel: Politics and Counterpoint in Medieval France



Hear the story of the horse who became king from the French political satire and musical compendium, the Roman de Fauvel. With narrator Peter Becker, Folger Consort presents the timeless musical allegory found in Fauvel's story. In addition to music from this remarkable 14th-century source, the program includes new music specially composed for Fauvel's story by composer Juri Seo.





Also available: Autumn Leaves,
a special presentation from the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series



A poem penned spontaneously at this specially recorded event asks: "What is a poem supposed to do?" In a unique and unscripted presentation, jazz and poetry in dialogue with one another search out questions both big and small.

Join jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut together with poets Kyle Dargan and Lenard D. Moore for an intimate improvisation on words and music. Together they explore the magic that materializes when artists collaborate.

Filmed in HD at the Arts Club of Washington, this 70-minute program includes 60 minutes of music and poetry followed by a conversation with the artists. Stream this unique collaboration today through June 30.





We are deeply grateful to have you as a part of the Folger community. If you are able, we hope you will consider making a gift today to help sustain Folger Consort and programs like it.





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