Performing Old French narrative: 27 November 2013

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Screen Shot 2013-11-22 at 5.25.32 PM27 November 2013
12:00 noon, MEEKISON ARTS STUDENT SPACE (Buchanan D-140)
Student performances of Old French narrative
—ERS / Chantal Phan’s FREN 407A class

“ROLLANT and RENART”

A musical performance of Medieval French narratives (with English commentary and translation), featuring STUDENTS FROM  FRENCH 407 AND FROM THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Program:

1.  ‘Roland at Roncevaux’ (from the 11th-c. Song of Roland);

Two passages from the oldest epic in the French language, that tells the dark story of a battle during which pride and treason lead to disaster.

2. ‘The Crow and the Fox’ (from the Romance of Renart, 12th-13th c.)

In this excerpt from a humorous satire of human society, a sneaky fox fools a conceited crow, but then is caught at his own game.

Interpolated music:
Two polyphonic French motets (13th c.), a Gregorian lament, an instrumental estampie.

Singers/chanters/narrators:
Maegan Andolfatto, Kevin Dickie, John Inglis, Colin Jones (soloist), Line Lavoie, Maria Marion, Chantal Phan, Angelique Po, Jennine Punzalan, Chloe Sargent.

Instrumentalists:
Line Lavoie (percussion), Chantal Phan (organetto), Angelique Po (recorder), Pat Unruh (bowed vielle).

Conception and arrangements:
Chantal Phan, Pat Unruh

At the MEEKISON ARTS STUDENT SPACE (Buchanan Building, 1866 Main Mall,
room D-140),

NOVEMBER 27, 2013, from 12:00 noon to 12:50.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Info: chantal.phan@ubc.ca

Poster in French (PDF)

Poster in English (PDF)

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