Next Performance-May 9th, 12 noon at Christ Church Cathedral. Ladies of MacBeth- Plans and Prophecies.
Ladies of MacBeth- Plans and prophecies
The Shakespeare Band presents the music of early Scotland through the context of the women's roles in Shakespeare's MacBeth. This Hauntingly beautiful and and magical music combined with texts from the play, transport us to the innerworld of lady Macbeth and the witches .
The music is sourced from some of the earliest written scottish manuscripts which are from the 16th century and from music alluded to in The play itself. It's the music that queen MacBeth would have heard had she been alive in the Time of Shakespeare.
Actor- Suzanne Fleming Smith Soprano -Jackie Stevens lute and Renaissance Guitar- Rod Stucky lute, Renaissance guitar and early flute- Tina Gutierrez Hurdy Gurdy - Larry Brown
This is a free concert and is part of the Christ Church live at lunch series. Bring a lunch or buy one there. 18 East Fourth St, Cincinnati 45202
The Shakespeare Band performs on historically accurate reproductions of Historical instruments, right down to animal gut strings! In addition to published sources, we have a vast collection of handwritten facsimile editions from Shakespeare's time to draw from. Shakespeare alludes to or includes the text of well over one hundred songs in his works. In fact, It was customary in Tudor and Stuart drama to feature at least one song in every play. Music was an integral part of Elizabethan life, and London publishers were constantly producing madrigals, broadside ballads, and consort pieces. The Shakespeare Band is ready to perform authentic period pieces on authentic instruments, re-creating the music as Shakespeare's audience would have heard it
Photo credit Brad Smith
Cincinnati Early Music The Skakespeare Band specializes in early music performed on historically accurate instruments -- especially the Renaissance Lute, giving our audiences a chance to not only listen to but to also see instruments they might only have seen in videos and photography. We are also happy to explain them as people are often curious. Our performances are well suited to Museums, libraries, churches, schools feasts, events, entertainment,and private homes. We are from Cincinnati and are happy to travel to your area. Unique Early Chamber music in Cincinnati. Renassaince music group in Cincinnati
Early Music in Cincinnati. The Shakespeare band specializes in Music from Shakespeare's plays and music of the English Renaissance England. We are an Early music group based in Cincinnati, Ohio. we perform at Concerts series, Museums, universities, Libraries, Schools, churches and the occasional tavern and we will travel to your location!