The USC Collegium Workshop explores devotional music from before and after the Reformation, including works by Henricus Isaac, who died in 1517, and music inspired by ideas in Johannes Reuchlin's 1517 book, Art of the Kabbalah. The program will reflect the cataclysmic changes set into motion in that pivotal year.
The USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia performs music from the bawdy to the sublime—pleasant ditties, grand anthems, and dancing tunes—in an engaging concert featuring viols, voices, and sundry instruments. The return of Charles II and the monarchy brought a resurgence of pomp, pageantry and the salacious to Restoration England, which is expressed in music by Jenkins, Locke, Lawes, Humfrey, and Purcell. Seating is first-come, first-served, and RSVPs are not available.