Occitania: Birthplace of a Renaissance
Location: Harkness Chapel
Occitania: Birthplace of a Renaissance | Beginning in the 11th Century, musical composition in the vernacular thrived in an area of southern Europe comprising much of southern France, parts of Italy and Catalonia, and Monaco, collectively known as Occitania. although most of the earliest examples are sacred, the troubadour tradition of secular art music began there in the 12th century. With selections including the Sponsus liturgical drama, chant contrafacta, early troubadour songs and instrumental estampies based on troubadour melodies, the Collegium Medieval Ensemble presents works that would inspire pan-European musical and poetic creativity.
Free and open to the public. Paid parking available in the Ford Avenue garage, Severance Hall garage or at the meters along Bellflower Road and East Blvd.
2018-19 marks the 50th Anniversary of an exceptional partnership between Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Since 1968, these two distinguished institutions have participated in an integrated music program at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The JMP allows students at both institutions to take advantage of the resources of a major research university as well as those of a leading conservatory.