Airs Sunday, December 22 at 10 a.m. Harmonia celebrates the holidays with seasonal settings and angelic appearances. We'll hear renaissance composers' settings of chants for Christmas and behold earthly visitations by angels bringing glad tidings. We'll conclude with a retelling of The Christmas Story, our featured release by Theater of Voices and Ars Nova Copenhagen.
Featuring music by Heinrich Finck, Heinrich Isaac, Francisco Guerrero, Antonio Coma, and much more. Performed by The Rose Ensemble, the Theater of Voices, Francesco Tasini, Bernard Fouccroulle, the Tudor Consort, Oxford Camerata, and more.
Airs Sunday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m. An hour-long program of early music, celebrating the Christian holidays around Easter. Choral music from the times and lands of the Pre-Baroque era is all about endless layers upon layers of the richest of human and vocal harmonies. From the Renaissance through the baroque, music for Holy Week and Easter Sunday will be explored, in addition to a new release by Rinaldo Alessandrini's Concerto Italiano. Hosted by Angela Mariani.
Airs Wednesday, November 21 at 11:00 a.m. Harmonia rings in the harvest season with a cornucopia of early music delights! We'll hear merchant cries from long-ago London, witness the marriage of music and ritual, and dine at Johann Hermann Schein's musical Banquet. For dessert: our featured release Amor Vincit Omnia or "Love Conquers All."
Airs Wednesday, July 4 at 12:00 noon. The Ursuline Manuscript: Music from 18th-century New Orleans A program of early music, celebrating the 4th of July with music from 18th-century New Orleans. We'll celebrate the Fourth of July on Harmonia with a trip to the Deep South. The French ensemble Le Concert Lorrain will perform excerpts from the Ursuline Manuscript, the sole-surviving collection of music from 18th-century New Orleans. A release of Michel Blavet's flute music will also be heard. Hosted by Angela Mariani.
Airs, Sunday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. Harmonia offers a gift of flowers to celebrate Mother's Day, as we explore flower themes in music, with a special focus on the rose, a symbol of love and beauty. Plus, later, we'll hear a featured release of Christopher Simpson's "The Monthes." Includes music by Thomas Campion, Clemens non Papa, Tomas De Torrejon Y Velasco, Francisco Guerrero, and more.