Queens, NY
The Sounds of Time: Medieval Music from France
Five Boroughs Music Festival
@ Flushing Town Hall Gallery

The Sounds of Time: Songs of the Trouveres

May 11, 2018 | 7pm

5 Boroughs Music Festival
Flushing Town Hall Gallery in Queens
137-35 Northern Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11354


In The Sounds of Time, TENET explores 12th and 13th century songs by the French trouvères in a program under guest music director Robert Mealy.  The trouvères took over many of the forms invented by their Provençal counterparts, the troubadours, but also infused a new, lighter vein into this great lyric tradition: the combination produced a memorably tuneful body of music, in which “high art” songs of courtly love jostle shoulders with cheeky tales, and where eloquent monodies share the same page with infectiously rhythmic dance-tunes.