Blue Heron, Portraits in Song

Blue Heron, Portraits in Song

Sunday, January 14, 2024, at 3:00 p.m.
Main Series, Concert 3

St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church | 4440 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ Google Map

Online ticket sales for this performance have ended. Tickets will be available to purchase in-person from 2:15 p.m. at AEM’s Box-Office table at St. Philip’s in The Hills Episcopal Church.

Read the Program Here

This performance is generously sponsored by Janet and Joe Hollander, and presented with the generous support of the Tucson Desert Song Festival.

“… matchless resources of vocal color, intonation and phrasing…” —New York Classical Review

About the Program
Portraits in Song: Music from Renaissance Italy, from Ciconia to Petrucci, in intimate settings for voices and instruments

Originally conceived as a musical complement to the exhibition The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, December 2011–March 2012), this program offers portraits of popes and nobles, lovers and married couples, patrons and friends, public figures, people unknown but for a first name given as an acrostic, and theatrical personalities including a cocky cook and a self-absorbed lover. Music by Johannes Ciconia, Guillaume Du Fay, Antoine Busnoys, Heinrich Isaac, and others offers vivid evocations of Renaissance people, performed by five singers and three players.

About Blue Heron

Founded in 1999, Blue Heron has been acclaimed by The Boston Globe as “one of the Boston music community’s indispensables” and hailed by Alex Ross in The New Yorker for its “expressive intensity.” The ensemble ranges over a wide repertoire from plainchant to new music, with particular specialities in 15th-century Franco-Flemish polyphony and early 16th-century English sacred music, and is committed to vivid live performance informed by the study of original source materials and historical performance practices.