Alkemie's spirited performances of medieval music are grounded in historical performance practice and fed by our love of experimentation.
Join us for more concerts online this summer!
If you missed our previous broadcasts of Sweet Friendship (or just want to see the concert again!) please tune in to our performance on the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concert Series on Friday, July 18 at 7 p.m. EDT. This video features period costumes and (hair!) as well as beautiful dances and songs from fifteenth-century France and Italy - we can't wait to share it with you. The concert can be viewed here - this concert is free of charge.
We are delighted to be featured on the Amherst Early Music Festival Online Concert Series on July 22 at 5 p.m. EDT. We will be premiering a new video-recording of our of our favorite programs, Love to My Liking. This program features thirteenth-century songs, motets and dances, as well as choreographies created and danced by Tracy Cowart and Elena Mullins. We are deeply looking forward to revisiting this repertoire with expanded instrumentation including gittern, psaltery, and douçaines.
UPCOMING PERFORMANCE DATES
Stay tuned for more - We are announcing performances a month in advance
BEMF Fringe Festival June 18 at 7 pm EDT
Love to My Liking
Amherst Early Music Festival Online Broadcast
July 22 at 5 pm EDT
VERDANT MEDICINE: Premiered April 30
In the words of Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), "the senses are to a person as precious stones sealed in a vase."
Deepen your experience with a concert you can not only hear and see - but also touch, smell, and taste! This multi-media experience includes a set of hand-made image cards that expand upon the music with quotes from Hildegard paired with physical materials featured in her mystical and medical writings.
The premiere concert broadcast will be immediately followed by a discussion of Hildegard and medieval pharmacognosy (i.e. plant medicine) by Dr. Victoria Sweet, Dr. Alisha Rankin, and Dr. Minji Lee, and moderated by Johns Hopkins historian of medicine Dr. Mary Fissell.
This program is generously sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Program in Arts, Humanities, & Health and supported by the Fordham Center for Medieval Studies
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Alkemie awarded NYSCA grant
We are so pleased to announce that we have been awarded a New York State Council for the Arts grant to support our programming in 2021! We are so honored that New York has recognized and chosen to support our work as we continue to find ways to make music and connect with people during these difficult times.