February 18, 7:30 pm ET
premiere with Musician Live Chat
Available through February 28
CALL ME MARIE is a new program based on the fables told by a 12th-century woman who pen-named herself “Marie de France.” Created and performed in collaboration with the Grammy-nominated duo Chapter House, this English-language version of her tales told by master storyteller Sarah Walker is sure to delight children and adults alike.
Alkemie & Chapter House will regale listeners with tales of love, magic, and cautionary wisdom, punctuated by music from the court of Eleanor of Aquitaine as well as from Harley Ms. 978, a 13th-century English source of Marie's fables as well as the only extant version of the famous round "Sumer Is Icumen In."
Tracy Cowart (voice, harps, percussion, lyre), Ben Matus (voice, medieval bagpipes), David McCormick (vielle), Niccolo Seligmann (vielles, lyre),
and Sian Ricketts (voice, recorders, douçaines)
- with -
voice, hümmelchen, bladderpipes, smallpipes, gaita
Co-Presented and made possible by
Alkemie's programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.