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The Five College Collegium
Music of Josquin des Prez (c.1450 to 1521)

Tuesday Dec. 1, Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass, 8:00 PM

Wednesday Dec. 2, St. Theresa's Catholic Church, South Hadley 8:00 PM

Sublime motets, chansons and instrumental works by the great master of the High Renaissance, performed by the voices, viols and winds of the Collegium, directed by Robert Eisenstein.Josquin was recognized as a towering genius in his own time, beloved by Martin Luther and recognized by another contemporary as the equal of Michelangelo. In his music we find a rare combination of sheer beauty, sophisticated compositional techniques and powerful expression.

Euridice Ensembles

Monday, December 7, 8:00 PM Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall, Smith College

A concert by the students and faculty of the varied ensembles of the Five College Early Music Program, including medieval chamber music for fiddles, voices, organ, harps and citole, music for Renaissance viols, Baroque chamber music and the Baroque Orchestra performing a Handel concerto for flutes and strings and Corelli's famous Christmas Concerto.

Voces Feminae

Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall, Smith College Saturday December 12, 4 PM

Voces Feminae, directed by Catherine Bell, presents a concert of French music, works to include those by Léonin, Pérotin, Jannequin and Clérambault. Saturday, December 12th at 4:00 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall, Smith College.

Admission is free and open to the public for all concerts.

For Further Information, contact the Early Music Office at 538-2079

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