Early Music Now season spans 15 centuries

October 6, 2016


MILWAUKEE - On Saturday, the British viol consort Fretwork opens a season of celebration for Early Music Now, marking 30 years of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music in landmark buildings.

The season of seven concerts showcases music with origins ranging from the 6th century to 2016, performed by world-class ensembles from London, Paris, Montreal and Cuba.

The season opens at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with Fretwork performing 16th- and 17th-century settings of “In Nomine” as well as the first U.S. performance of a 2015 setting by American composer Nico Muhly. The London-based ensemble is on its 30th anniversary tour.

Tickets are at or 414-225-3113.