Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 1:00 PM
University of Oregon, Berwick Hall
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Singing Hildegard: From the Page to the Stage, with Dr. Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, (Anonymous4, ModernMedieval, Princeton University)
“Singing Hildegard: From the Page to the Stage” is a lecture/performance that, via Hildegard, focuses on the challenges of finding and performing medieval music. We will look at the manuscripts, examine Hildegard’s compositional style, and discuss differing ways of interpreting the notation, comparing different transcriptions of several of her chants including Caritas Habundat and O Viridissima Virga. Dr. Horner-Kwiatek will give performances of the chants under discussion to show the different approaches and results thereof. The presentation also deals with the challenges of programing Hildegard in a modern concert setting.
Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek is a soprano and a former member of the acclaimed woman’s vocal quartet Anonymous 4. She is currently music director of ModernMedieval, a women’s trio she founded that is devoted to performing both early and new music, using the techniques developed by Anonymous 4 along with innovative programming to bring this music to a wider audience. She is a member of the Performance Faculty at Princeton University.
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