'Map of the World'

'Map of the World'

Folger Consort, an early music ensemble in residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library, presents dances, history’s first song cycle, and a mass.

The Folger Consort presents a concert of evocative Spanish music from 13th and 15th century Spain. A sense of the unknown over the horizon permeates history’s first song cycle —the Seven Songs of Love by Galician Martim Codax. The mesmerizing, interlocking poems are sung by a woman on the shore at Vigo, waiting for her lover to return from the sea. The burgeoning curiosity and spirit of adventure of the era present themselves in a mass by the 15th century Spaniard Juan Cornago, based on a popular song about a map of the world.

These are performed along with spirited Spanish dance music of both periods. With vocalists, fiddles, winds, lutes, and psalteries.

On September 27 at 8 pm. (pre-performance discussion at 7 pm. Free.)
On September 28 at 5 and 8 pm.
On September 29 at 2 pm.

Buy tickets online. Pre-show talk on September 27, an insightful discussion about the music with the Folger Consort and local radio host Robert Aubry Davis. Admission is free.

  • Music
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Fri, September 27 —
    Sun, September 29, 2013


Venue map

Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003

More information

Venue's website


Image: Folger Consort Artistic Directors Robert Eisenstein and Christopher Kendall (center) lead the ensemble in 2011. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.