Black Tulip’s Concerts for the 2016-2017 Season

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Tulipmannia – Music, Art, Politics, and Society in the Dutch Golden Age

Tulipmania looks at the cultural and political events during the peak of Dutch power during the 17th and early 18th centuries. The Dutch protestant north was a bastion of religious tolerance and personal freedom, while the rest of the continent was embroiled in civil wars, and the disastrous 30-Year’s War. The new-found prosperity of this emerging capitalist society encouraged the development of the arts, and provided a large and receptive market for the musical and artistic productions of other countries as well. We’ll play music of native composers as well as foreign composers who were well known is the Low Countries. Tulipmania was a period in the Dutch Golden Age during which contract prices for bulbs of the recently introduced tulip reached extraordinarily high levels and then suddenly collapsed.

Lutheran Church of the Ascension’s One Tree, Many Branches Concert Series
Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Northfield, IL
Saturday, February 4, 2017 4.:30PM
Free and Open to the Public

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98.7FM WFMT’s Live from WFMT
Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio, 98.7 WFMT
Renée Crown Public Media Center, Chicago, IL
Monday, May 1, 2017 8:00PM
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Black Tulip’s Concerts for the 2015-2016 Season

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Enjoy a Micro-concert in Evanston as part of One State Together in the Arts as Black Tulip presents Handel’s stirring Pensieri notturni di Filli, HWV 134, performed on period instruments.

One State Together in the Arts: Black Tulip’s Micro-Concert
Location TBA, Evanston, IL
Monday, September 28, 2015 5:00PM

Tulips in Winter

Hear Black Tulip as they explore rich cantatas for soprano, recorder, and basso continuo. This multinational ensemble of highly acclaimed musicians features Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano (The Netherlands); Mirja Lorenz, recorder (Germany); Phillip Serna, viol (US), and Joel Spears, theorbo (US). Black Tulip will perform gems by Handel, Telemann, Vivaldi, and Purcell, along with electrifying pieces by Matteis, De Visee and Haquart.

Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn
The Byron Colby Barn, Prairie Crossing, Grayslake, IL
Sunday, January 31, 2016 4:00PM
Poster –

Saint James Chapel at The Quigley Center’s Second Sunday Series
Saint James Chapel, The Quigley Center of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Saturday, February 13, 2016 2:00PM

Black Tulip’s Past Concerts from the 2014-2015 Season

Let Us Howl!

Black Tulip presents ‘Let Us Howl!,’ an exciting and virtuosic program of works by Antonio Vivaldi, Robert Johnson, Robert Jones, Johann Hieronymous Kapsberger, Bartoloméo da Selma y Salaverde, Henry Purcell, Nicola Matteis, Georg Philipp Telemann, Carel Hacquart, and George Frideric Handel!

Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
Friday, November 7, 2014 7:30PM
Poster –

Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago’s Sounds of the South Loop Series
Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 6:00PM

98.7 WFMT’s Live from Studio 1
Levin Performance Studio, WFMT Studio, Chicago, IL
Monday, May 11, 2015 8:00PM

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