Concerts

BLACK TULIP‘S CONCERTS FOR THE 2023-2024 SEASON

Teamtime on the Thames

Live from WFMT presents Black Tulip‘s ‘Teatime on the Thames,’ recreating the early house concerts of Restoration London, where the artists took “requests” from the audience. You’ll hear native-born composers Henry Lawes, John Wilson, Nicholas Lanier and Henry Purcell , alongside talents from overseas like G.F. Handel, Finger, Abel, and Matteis – music from Scotland!

Live from WFMT, 98.7 WFMT, Renée Crown Public Media Center, Chicago, IL
Monday, November 6, 2023 8:00PM
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Rendezvous Arts & Chamber Music on the Fox present Black Tulip‘s ‘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!

Rendezvous Arts
Dixon Stage Left, Dixon, IL
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 6:30PM
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John & Nancy Hughes Theater, Edward F. Gorton Community Center, Lake Forest, IL
Friday, February 23, 2024 3:00PM
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Artifact Events, Chicago, IL
Sunday, February 25, 2024 3:00PM
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Chamber Music on the Fox
Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, Saint Charles, IL
Monday, March 4, 2024 7:30PM
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$25/ $15 Students
Virtual $25 3/5 – 3/19/2024
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BLACK TULIP‘S CONCERTS FOR THE 2022-2023 SEASON

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

Black Tulip presents ‘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

BLACK TULIP‘S CONCERTS FOR THE 2021-2022 SEASON

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

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

Lutheran Church of the Ascension’s One Tree, Many Branches Series
Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Northfield, IL
Saturday, March 19, 2022 4:30PM

ENCORE PRESENTATION OF BLACK TULIP‘S ‘WOMEN & POWER!’ ON LIVE FROM WFMT

Live from WFMT, 98.7 WFMT, Renée Crown Public Media Center, Chicago, IL
Monday, December 6, 2021 8:00PM

BLACK TULIP‘S CONCERTS FOR THE 2019-2020 SEASON

BLACK TULIP PRESENTS ‘WOMEN & POWER!’

Black Tulip explores ‘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.

St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church, Chicago, IL
Friday, November 1, 2019 7:00PM
Emmanuel Episcopal Church of La Grange, Sounds of the Sanctuary Series, La Grange, IL
Sunday, November 3, 2019 3:00PM
Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn, Grayslake, IL
Sunday, November 10, 2019 4:00PM
Live from WFMT, 98.7 WFMT, Renée Crown Public Media Center, Chicago, IL
Monday, November 25, 2019 8:00PM

BLACK TULIP‘S CONCERTS FOR THE 2017-2018 SEASON

BLACK TULIP COMMEMORATES 500 YEARS OF THE REFORMATION IN 2017!

Lutheran Church of the Ascension’s One Tree, Many Branches Series Presents Black Tulip with Special Guest David Schrader “Reformation Music from Martin Luther to Bach & Telemann”
Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Northfield, IL
Saturday, October 28, 2017 7:00PM

BLACK TULIP CATCHES “TULIPMANIA” RETURNING TO THE EARLY MUSIC AT THE BYRON COLBY BARN SERIES

Black Tulip returns to the Barn with a program focusing on music, art, FOOD, and politics of the Dutch Golden Age, the period in the 17th century when the Low Countries reached the zenith of its economic, political and military power. An open society focused on trade, it fostered development in the areas of painting and philosophy, and had a voracious appetite for good music, both home-grown and foreign. 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.

Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn – Black Tulip Catches Tulipmania: Music, Art, Politics, and Society in the Dutch Golden Age
Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn, Grayslake, IL
Sunday, January 14, 2018 4:00PM

THE MUSICIANS CLUB OF WOMEN PRESENTS BLACK TULIP FOR FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF CHICAGO’S NOONTIME SERIES

Dedicated to promoting women in classical music for over 140 years, the Musicians Club of Women presents Black Tulip in the beautiful Buchanan Chapel in Fourth Presbyterian Church’s Genevieve and Wayne Gratz Center. Black Tulip‘s Josefien Stoppelenburg, Mirja Lorenz, Phillip W. Serna & Joel Spears performed dramatic cantatas and songs for solo voice and obbligato instruments alongside virtuosic instrumental works for recorders, viols, and theorbo by Alessandro Scarlatti, Tarquinio Merula, Barbara Strozzi, Julie Pinel and George Frideric Handel.

Musicians Club of Women Presents Black Tulip
Rev. John Buchanan Chapel, Genevieve and Wayne Gratz Center, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Friday, June 1, 2018 12:10PM

BLACK TULIP‘S CONCERTS FOR THE 2016-2017 SEASON

BLACK TULIP‘S TULIPMANIA – MUSIC, ART, POLITICS & 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-Years 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 in 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.

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Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Northfield, IL
Saturday, February 4, 2017 4.:30PM
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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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BLACK TULIP PERFORMS FOR ONE STATE TOGETHER IN THE ARTS
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

BLACK TULIP‘S 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

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 CONCERTS FOR THE 2014-2015 SEASON

BLACK TULIP‘S 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

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