LOVE TO MY LIKING
Refrains of Desire in Gothic France
Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
Like the troubadours in the South, the trouvères of Northern France wrote some of the most captivating vocal music of the 13th century. In an age long before YouTube, these poet-composers penned the music they wanted to perform, hear, and share. Their songs of public and private adoration wove together allusions both sacred and secular, creating mystical and spicy meditations on love and longing. For this program, Alkemie has also created choreographies based on contemporary sources, adding visual counterpoint to the bright melodies of vigorous popular tunes and courtly estampies.