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"The Double Deal” – an evening with Henry Purcell from the theatre and court to the pub. The concert at 6pm will feature the music of Purcell and his contemporaries. At 9:30pm, the concert will feature "The Alehouse Sessions," an interactive and playful event that brings the raw rhythms of Scandinavian folk music to…the high baroque. As the group likes to call it, "it's just old pop music."
The Norwegian Baroque ensemble Barokksolistene gracefully synthesize the vernacular music of their homeland with traditional repertoire, and here at Princeton they will treat us to a double-header: a 6pm in-the-round performance in Richardson of music from English theatres and the court in the time of Henry Purcell, followed by a 9:30pm “Alehouse Session” of songs and melodies from the pubs and taverns of 17th-century England. The “Alehouse Session” will take place in the newly opened Lewis Center Complex for the Arts to celebrate its arrival on campus. Please join for both, and bring an appetite for beer!
- The Guardian (London)
“Any group that can have a festival audience performing an Icelandic football chant has to be doing something right.”
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