About

Black Tulip is a multinational ensemble featuring Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano (the Netherlands), Mirja Lorenz, recorders (Germany), Phillip W. Serna, violas da gamba (US), and Joel Spears, lutes and theorbo (US). Interdisciplinary by nature, Black Tulip’s innovative outside-of-the-box programming immerses audiences in vivid and dynamic multi-media experiences. Black Tulip often combines dramatic cantatas and songs for solo voice and obbligato instruments with virtuosic instrumental works for recorders, viols, lutes and theorbo alongside history lectures incorporating projected artwork to depict the complex cultural lives of composers and their 17th- and 18th-century audiences. continue reading…

Next Concert

Black Tulip's Women & PowerBLACK TULIP  RETURNS WITH ‘WOMEN & POWER!’ ON LIVE FROM WFMT

Black Tulip returns with an encore presentation of ‘Women & Power‘ – a program focusing on heroines of the ancient world, both mythological and semi-historical. You’ll hear Alessandro Scarlatti’s “Lucretia Romana,” the intense cantata depicting a Roman matron whose rape and subsequent suicide led to tyranny’s overthrow; “Semele,” a cantata by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre; “Judith,” Sebastian Brossard’s cantata about the biblical heroine; and a portrait of the Greek Poetess Sappho by English composer John Blow. Add in dazzling instrumental music by Buxtehude, Mouton, and others, and you have an epic program. Listen live on the radio or enjoy the program on-demand at https://www.wfmt.com/2021/12/06/black-tulip-4.

Live from WFMT, 98.7 WFMT, Renée Crown Public Media Center, Chicago, IL
Monday, December 6, 2021 8:00PM
https://www.wfmt.com/2021/12/06/black-tulip-4