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…

Upcoming Concerts

BLACK TULIP PRESENTS ‘COURT, CONVENT, & STAGE: Redefining the Early Modern Woman

Black Tulip returns with ‘Court, Convent & Stage: Redefining the Early Modern Woman,’ celebrating the exceptional artistry of Francesca Caccini, Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Isabella Leonarda, Barbara Strozzi & others!

Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn, Grayslake, IL
Sunday, November 6, 2022 4:00PM
Live from WFMT, 98.7 WFMT, Renée Crown Public Media Center, Chicago, IL
Monday, November 14, 2022 8:00PM