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NYS Baroque to present ‘The Panther and the Rose’ in November

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NYS Baroque will present "The Panther and the Rose" Nov. 10-11

Experience the life and love of 14th century Italy, as NYS Baroque presents “The Panther and the Rose,” featuring the music of Ciconia, Landini, and others.

There will be two performances: at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the First Unitarian Society, 306 N. Aurora St., Ithaca; and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at the First Unitarian Universalist, 109 Waring Road, Syracuse.

In the second concert of its 33rd season, NYS Baroque will explore rarely heard Italian medieval music from the Trecento (14th century), featuring repertoire by the most prominent composers of the time: Johannes Ciconia, who wrote in both French and Italian styles; Francesco Landini, the organist known as “Francesco the Blind”; and others.

"The music on this program is quirky, virtuosic, and expressive, complex and beautiful in its own unique way,” said NYS Baroque artistic director Deborah Fox, "Our audience will enjoy the variety of sounds from the many different instruments and voices, as well as the views of chivalric love."

The concert will feature Andrew Rader, countertenor; Jonas Budris, tenor; Dongmyung Ahn, vielle; Christa Patton, harp, recorder, bagpipes; and Deborah Fox, lute.

This in-person concert is free; no tickets are necessary. All audience members must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask for the duration. Both venues are disabled accessible.

A virtual version of the performance will be available for viewing from Dec. 1 to Jan. 1. Tickets for the virtual version cost $15 and are available at www.nysbaroque.com.

For more information, visit the website or call (607) 301-0604.