Ars Antigua – Early Music Series 2015-2016

4 p.m. Sun., Nov. 15 at the Byron Colby Barn

Ars Antigua_editedJoin Ars Antigua as they open the 14th season of the Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn, which features highly acclaimed musicians performing music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Admission is $20 for adults and is available at the door only via cash or check (no credit cards). To inspire early appreciation for the arts, children under 16 are admitted free.

Rome, with its history of lavish support of the arts since the Renaissance, was without equal during the Baroque period. Patronage from the Pope, the Sacred College of the Vatican, more than 80 churches, extraordinarily wealthy noble families, and exiled royalty contributed to a dazzling musical culture. Revel in this artistic splendor with Ars Antigua (William Bauer and Celina Casado, violins; Stephanie Hunt, violoncello; Jerry Fuller, violone; Jeff Noonan, theorbo) as they present FESTA ROMANA, featuring composers include Stradalla, Corelli, Vivaldi, Manfredini, and others. Click here for the Ars Antigua program for Nov. 15.

Ars Antigua believes that music is most profound when performed using techniques and instruments from the time period when it was composed. Their performances are critically acclaimed for technical excellence, emotional impact, and historical scholarship.

Incredible music and architectural beauty combine to create a unique concert experience at the Byron Colby Barn. The Byron Colby Barn is located at 1561 Jones Point Road in Grayslake, inside the Prairie Crossing conservation community. From I-94 north, exit Route 120 west, turn south at Route 45, then right at Jones Point Road. Ample free parking is located in the parking lot adjacent to the Barn. Audience members are welcome to bring a bottle of wine to share with friends during performances. Click here to learn more about the Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn.