Concert Artist Series: The Orlando Consort

Sunday, February 25, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (ET)
VCAM VCAM 106 Presentation Lounge
Event Type
Concert / Recital
Merriam, Nancy E

La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (1928)
Voices Appeared: Silent Cinema and Medieval Music
The Orlando Consort

Sunday, February 25, 2018
7:30 p.m.
VCAM Presentation Lounge
Haverford College

Spiritual rapture and institutional hypocrisy come to stark, vivid life in one of the most transcendent masterpieces of the silent era. Chronicling the trial of Joan of Arc in the hours leading up to her execution, Danish master Carl Theodor Dreyer depicts her torment with startling immediacy, employing an array of techniques—expressionistic lighting, interconnected sets, painfully intimate close-ups—to immerse viewers in her subjective experience. Anchoring Dreyer’s audacious formal experimentation is a legendary performance by Renée Falconetti, whose haunted face channels both the agony and the ecstasy of martyrdom. —The Criterion Collection

The acclaimed Orlando Consort performs a live accompaniment to the film, bringing the sound of the 15th century to life with live vocal music from such composers as Guillaume Dufay, Gilles Binchois, and others to enhance the film's startling imagery with “consummate mastery and refinement” (The New York Times).

THE ORLANDO CONSORT has made an international reputation in the field of medieval and renaissance vocal music and, though the group's imaginative programming, also embraces jazz, film and world music. The Consort regularly tours throughout the UK, Europe and the USA (including BBC Proms, Carnegie Hall, Edinburgh & Lucerne Festivals) and has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon and Harmonia Mundi USA (including 2 Gramophone Awards). The Consort is currently recording a 12-disc Machaut project with Hyperion Records.

VCAM is located across the green from Founders Great Hall.  

Free to the Tri-College Community.
Ticket prices are $20 (Gen), $15 (Sr), $10 (Stu), $5 (7-17)
and can be purchased here

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Organized by Richard Freedman, Professor of Music, John C. Whitehead ’43 Professor of Humanities, and Associate Provost for Curricular Development at Haverford College. Sponsored by the Haverford College Department of Music, the Distinguished Visitors Program, VCAM, and the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities.

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