Pictured above: “Portrait of a Young Woman”, C. 1445, by Rogier van der Weyden
Let your mind be transported the 15th Century…. Spend an evening listening to the Glendon Musical Ensemble’s presentation, “15th Century Musical Gems”, Wednesday, Nov.27 at 7:30pm in the Glendon Gallery on the first floor of the Glendon College Manor, 2275 Bayview Ave (at Lawrence Ave. E.).
For the performance, the ensemble has selected compositions typical of this period. Most of the pieces are secular songs that were composed by the best musicians of the time and represent a broad range of secular styles, from the rhythmically complex “Ars Subtilior” of the late 14th century to the more mundane and humanistic approaches of Christopher Columbus and Leonardo da Vinci’s time.
To learn more about “15th Century Gems”, visit the Media Relations Web site at http://www.yorku.ca/ycom/release/archive/112102-2.htm or contact Martine Rheault, arts coordinator of Glendon College, 416-487-6859, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Glendon Musical Ensemble was formed in 1999 through the Office of Student Services, Artistic and Cultural Affairs of Glendon College (York University). The ensemble, directed by Geoffrey McGuire, brings together Glendon students, faculty, alumni and friends in order to explore the musical heritage of the past and sensitize the Glendon community and the public to the wonderfully expressive qualities of less known repertoires.