Recitals & Visiting Artists

Newberry Consort

The Empress: Margarita Teresa

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 3:00pm

Galvin Recital Hall

A program of operatic excerpts and instrumental dance suites composed in honor of Empress Margarita Teresa of Spain. A stellar string band and vocal soloists perform excerpts from Antonio Cesti’s Il pomo d’oro, written to celebrate Margarita Teresa’s marriage to Emperor Leopold I. The program also includes instrumental interludes by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer and scenes from the hilarious intermezzo Orfeo, said to have been composed by Leopold himself.

Tickets are $40 for the general public ($50 for preferred seating) and $10 for students with valid ID.

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Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.