Tastes of the Mediterranean

Music of 16th-Century Spain and Italy

March 29 – 31, 2019
Folger Theatre

Renaissance music of Spain and Italy offers a variety of tastes and flavors—from rustic to courtly to the sublime. Tuneful and lyric Spanish villançicos and Italian frottole express a wide range of emotions about food, drink, loss, and, of course, love. Instrumental works include lively dances and diminutions from Italy and some of the great wind band repertoire from Spain.  With soprano Jessica Beebe and wind ensemble Piffaro, The Renaissance Band.                   

Join us on March 30 at 7pm for a pop-up exhibition featuring rare materials from the Folger vaults related to the performance.

In association with the Folger exhibition and the institution-wide project Before 'Farm to Table': Early Modern Foodways and Cultures.

Contributing Sponsor:

Andi H. Kasarsky

Associate Sponsors:

David and Lenka Lundsten
Louisa Woodville and Nigel Ogilvie


This project was supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanties, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.