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The F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series Presents: The Baltimore Consort

The Baltimore Consort returns to Chandler Recital Hall on Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. to perform "The Food of Love: Songs for Shakespeare."

This concert takes its cues from Shakespeare's plays, including music directions, theory and instruments referenced in the text of his work. Shakespeare authored the lyrics to some of these songs, but also incorporated popular songs known to his contemporary audiences.

The Baltimore Consort has delighted audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Their arrangements of early music from England, Scotland, France, Italy and Spain speak to the heart as well as the mind. Their love for the early music of English/Scottish heritage has led them to delve into the rich trove of traditional balladry and dance tunes preserved in the Appalachian Mountains and Nova Scotia.

The Consort tours throughout the United States and frequently in Europe. They have held residencies at the Walters Art Gallery and the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, S.C. and have broadcast on such syndicated radio programs as "Performance Today," "St. Paul Sunday," "Millennium of Music," "Harmonia," and "Onstage" (CBC). The Consort has recorded fourteen discs on the Dorian label and their CDs earned a place on the Billboard Magazine Top-Ten list.

A selection of praise for the Baltimore Consort:

"The Baltimore Consort is perhaps the best balancing act of period authenticity, instrumental precision and sheer fun in the early music community today." - The Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Few early music players have more fun making music than the Baltimore six, who through their performances, take the position that echoes of renaissance secular music are still to be found in modern folk practice." - The New Yorker

This concert is supported by a generous grant from the F. Ludwig Diehn Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.

Tickets may be purchased online at http://oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours.

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