A Crusading Banquet

Cluster for the Study of Religious Violence

The Newberry Consort

Feast of the Pheasant,February 7 through 9

In February 1454, Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, threw a lavish party to promote a crusade against the Turks, who had taken possession of Constantinople the previous year. Although the crusade never took place, the banquet was a day to remember.

Contemporary accounts describe in detail the amazing entertainments they enjoyed (including elephants, backward-marching horses, and musicians enclosed in enormous pastries!) as well as the music they heard.

The Consort will perform the program from the banquet, with music by Guillaume Dufay, Gilles Binchois and others, with a projected backdrop of illustrations and supertitle translations.

For ticket information, see http://newberryconsort.org/2013-2014/series-2-feast-of-the-pheasant/. Student tickets, with valid student ID, will be available at the door for $5.00 (cash only).

Friday, February 7, Ruggles Hall, The Newberry Library, 8:00pm /pre-concert lecture at 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 8, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University…

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