Callipygian Players presents "A Revolutionary's Music" at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12 at the Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake. Admission is $18 for adults and is available at the door only (cash or check). To inspire early appreciation for the arts, children younger than 16 are admitted free.
The Byron Colby Barn is located at 1561 Jones Point Road in Grayslake, inside the Prairie Crossing conservation community. From I-94, exit Route 120 west, turn south at Route 45, then right at Jones Point Road. Ample free parking is located adjacent to the Barn.
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In addition to his critical role in United States history, Thomas Jefferson was a man of cultured taste and an amateur violinist who was quite familiar with the latest European art and music. Embark on a journey back in time with "A Revolutionary's Music", featuring selections from Jefferson's sizable music collection.
Callipygian Players is an ensemble of Chicago's finest period instrument musicians including Martin Davids, Director & Baroque violin; Craig Trompeter, cello; and David Schrader, harpsichord. Experience "A Revolutionary's Music" with some of Jefferson's favorite works by Antonio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli, Burk Thumoth, Francesco Geminiani and Carlo Tessarini.
This performance is part of the 12th annual Early Music Series, featuring highly acclaimed musicians performing music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Additional upcoming performances in the Early Music Series include Such Sweete Melodie on Feb. 9, Secret of the Muses on Mar. 2, and Rook on Mar. 23.
Joel Spears is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Early Music Series, and an active lutenist and guitarist based in the Chicago area. He has performed as a soloist and with ensembles including Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Opera Theater, Bella Voce, and Music of the Baroque. Joel is currently Lute Instructor at the Music Institute of Chicago.
Incredible music and architectural beauty combine to create a unique concert experience at the Byron Colby Barn. Audience members are welcome to bring a bottle of wine to share with friends during performances. Enjoy the gift of music in the intimate setting of a restored dairy barn. Information about upcoming performances is at www.prairiecrossing.com/bcbarn.