Event—Public Programming

Music of the Ottoman Court

Enjoy a performance of the diverse musical traditions of the Ottoman court in this Center for Renaissance Studies event.

Tarih-i Yeni Dünya, ca. 1600s. Call number: VAULT Ayer MS 612

This program will be held in-person at the Newberry and livestreamed on Zoom. The online version of this event will be live captioned. Please register below.

The Newberry Consort will perform a concert representing the diverse musical traditions of the Ottoman court and surrounding regions. Curated by Ronnie Malley, the program complements a symposium hosted by the Newberry’s Center for Renaissance Studies that explores the Tarih-i Yeni Dünya, or A History of the India of the West, an Ottoman manuscript in the Newberry collection dated about 1600. The Tarih relates stories of the explorations of Columbus, Cortés, Pizarro, and others, and includes illuminated hand-drawn maps and images of the Americas and beyond.

Explore a digitized version of this beautiful manuscript, including maps and illuminations.

This event is cosponsored by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.

Speakers and Performers

Liza Malamut is Artistic Director of The Newberry Consort, a founding member of Incantare, and regularly appears as a trombonist, educator, and presenter throughout the United States and abroad.

Cost and Registration

This program is free and open to all. Advance registration required.

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