Reediana Omnibus Musica Philosopha

Reediana Omnibus Musica Philosopha

A concert and interdisciplinary symposium on music and the liberal arts and sciences, presented annually by Reed College in partnership with Chamber Music Northwest.

The Baroque

Join us this year (see full schedule) as Reediana Omnibus Musica Philosopha—ROMP—presents a concert of Baroque music featuring recorder player Michala Petri and, next day, a symposium with distinguished scholars Robert Harbison and Wendy Heller.

Regarded as the foremost virtuoso of the recorder, Petri returns to Chamber Music Northwest for chamber music by Vivaldi, Telemann, Bach, and more, with Christopher Costanza, cello, John Gibbons, harpsichord, and Allan Vogel, oboe. Tickets are $20–45; 503/294-6400 or online.

On Saturday, Robert Harbison, professor emeritus of architectural history and theory at London Metropolitan University, and Wendy Heller, professor of music and director of the program in Italian studies at Princeton University, will explore the sights and sounds of the Baroque through an examination of the reciprocal relationship between music and the visual arts in early modern Europe.

Professor Harbison’s research interests range widely across cultural history to include gardens and architecture, as well as the Baroque in all its forms. Harbison has authored numerous books, including Reflections on Baroque.

Professor Heller specializes in the study of 17th- and 18th-century opera from interdisciplinary perspectives, with particular emphasis on gender and sexuality, art history, and the classical tradition. Recognized for her expertise in Monteverdi, Cavalli, and the Venetian opera, Heller is the author of Emblems of Eloquence: Opera and Women's Voices in Seventeenth-Century Venice.

The lectures are free and open to the public.


Friday, February 8

Concert tickets are $20–45; 503/294-6400 or online.

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Baroque Journeys: Michala Petri and Friends

Michala Petri

Reed College, Kaul Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Michala Petri, recorder
Christopher Costanza, cello
Allan Vogel, oboe
John Gibbons, harpsichord

A Friday at Four conversation—in Reed’s Eliot Hall chapel—with Oboist Allan Vogel precedes the concert. Eliot Hall chapel, 4 p.m., free and open to the public.

Saturday, February 9

Lectures are free and open to the public.

Robert Harbison, "Baroque Opera and Baroque Space"

Reed College, Psychology 105, 1 p.m.

Coffee and refreshments

Psychology foyer, 2:30 p.m.

Wendy Heller, "Pan's Legacy: Pastoral Shepherds, Virtuoso Devils, and Wind Playing in the Baroque"

Reed College, Psychology 105, 3 p.m.

Funding for ROMP is made possible by the Garcetti Fund for Music and by the Cooley/Gray Art Fund.