Reminder: “Rollant et Renart” – performance of Old French narrative: 27 November 2013

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HERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR FRENCH LITERATURE AS YOU PROBABLY HAVE NEVER HEARD IT BEFORE:

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The UBC Early Romance Studies Research Cluster is happy to present:

‘ROLLANT AND RENART”
A musical performance of Medieval French narrative texts

Wednesday, November 27, from 12:00 to 12:50 (take a break at the end of term!),
Meekison Arts Student Space, room D-140 — main floor of Buchanan Building wing D.
The performance will start precisely at 12:00.
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In the Middle Ages, almost all narratives were sung. To experiment with this lively approach to literature and to the Old French language, Chantal Phan’s FREN 407 class, students from the School of Music, and medieval vielle specialist Pat Unruh will perform excerpts from the 11th-c. SONG OF ROLAND (epic poem) and the 12th-13th-c.  ROMANCE OF RENART (a satirical animal narrative). The performance will also include other repertoire: French two and three-part motets, a Gregorian lament, and an instrumental dance. Instruments: bowed vielle, organetto, recorders and percussion.

**During this concert, all commentary will be in English, and English translations of all sung passages will be provided.

Performers: Maegen Andolfatto, Kevin Dickie, John Inglis, Colin Jones (soloist), Line Lavoie, Maria Marion, Chantal Phan, Angelique Po, Jennine Punzalan, Chloe Sargent, Pat Unruh.

Conception and musical arrangements: Chantal Phan, Pat Unruh

Poster (attached): Jennine Punzalan

EVERYONE IS  WELCOME!

info: chantal.phan@ubc.ca

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