Cleveland-based medieval ensemble Trobár presents “Il Dit / Elle Dit: Love and Dialogue in the World of Christine de Pizan,” on Friday February 11 and Saturday February 12 at two Cleveland venues. Performers Allison Monroe, Elena Mullins, and Karin Weston bring to life songs from medieval France that show the struggles of love. While these songs are almost entirely written by men, the words of Christine de Pizan, 15th-century female author and poet, provide a counterbalance to their perspective. In this not-so-traditional Valentine’s Day program, Trobár relates the voices of medieval French music and poetry on the subject of love, accompanied by vielle, rebec, harp, psaltery, and flute.
You can catch Trobár on Friday February 11th at 7pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights (2747 Fairmount Blvd.) and on Saturday February 12th at 8pm at the Hildebrandt Artist Collective on Cleveland’s West Side (3619 Walton Ave.). Both nights include post-concert drinks with the performers. Suggested donations are requested in lieu of tickets and proof of COVID vaccination or a negative test result are required at the door. Please visit www.TrobarMedieval.org for more information!