Learn the history and hear examples from The Rose Ensemble's upcoming concert of the Requiem Mass of Pedro de Escobar. In 15th-century Spain, sackbuts (Renaissance trombones) were part of the civic wind bands utilized to elevate all public ceremonies, including religious feast days, weddings and funerals. A new manuscript transcription from Madrid paves the way for The Rose Ensemble's modern-day, North-American premiere of this monumental work by Escobar, an important figure at the court of Isabella I of Castille. Learn how Escobar's elegant mass movements mingle with the ancient liturgy's plainchant, all adorned by the sonorous support of the early wind ensemble, Dark Horse Consort.
This joyful, interactive concert features traditional and contemporary Hawaiian songs and hulas on the theme of fresh water, or wai. Join the members of Lau Hawaiian Collective on this journey through the sweet, poignant, rollicking music of the Hawaiian Islands with singing, 'ukulele, hula 'ili'ili (hula with water-washed pebbles), kīkā (guitar), and kīkā kila (lap steel guitar), and stories from Hawai'i's past and present.
Check out more hot tunes and warm destinations in the Saint Paul Public Library collection!
Linda LeGarde Grover closes the series by sharing her powerful debut novel of love, hardship, and family bonds: The Road Back to Sweetgrass. The book follows a trio of American Indian women, from the 1970s to the present, observing their lives intersect on the fictional Mozhay Point reservation. Grover connects the sense of place with the experience of Native women who came of age during the days of the federal termination policy and the struggle for tribal self-determination. She is associate professor of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth and a member of the Bois Forte band of Ojibwe. Grover is also the author of the short story collection, The Dance Boots, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize.
Doors at 6:30 p.m. | Trivia at 7:00 p.m. | Music at 8:00 p.m.
$10 general admission | $5 Friends members
Lucy Michelle (solo show)