Massey College Music Club

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Massey College Music Club

January 23 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Free

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 – “The Monkey Orchestra: social satire in baroque music and art”
with Mary Ann Parker and Domenico Pietropaolo

The monkey orchestra was created in 1753 at the great Meissen porcelain factory in Germany. Its 21 small figurines drew on a long tradition in European art genres, in which monkeys satirically “ape” human behaviour – a tradition with links to Commedia dell’arte theatre. The monkey orchestra is one of the most enchanting examples of baroque art, revealing a complex story of aesthetics, social class, anti-feudal mentalities, humour and the grotesque. Musicologist Mary Ann Parker and theatre historian Dominico Pietropaolo explore that story and reveal some of its secrets.

Details

Date:
January 23
Time:
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Upper Library
4 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2E1 Canada
Phone:
416-978-2895

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