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Musicians of the Tenshō Embassy
6:30 PM pre-concert lecture by Makoto Harris Takao.

Boston-based Early Music ensemble, Lyracle, celebrates the musical accomplishments of Japanese students at Jesuit missionary schools in Japan (1549–1613) who became accomplished viol players and singers. Although surviving accounts by the Jesuits about the mission in Japan are laden with racism and eurocentrism, the students were highly gifted musicians. Lyracle honors their achievements through music, storytelling, and readings of historical accounts, showcasing works by Durante Lobo, Francisco Guerrero, Damião de Góis, and Jacopo Peetrino.

Tickets: $40 / $20 under 35 / $10 students

The pre-concert lecture is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies with support from a Title VI National Resource Center Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.


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