The 19th annual Madison Early Music Festival Workshop and Concert Series is happening July 7-14, 2018, and its theme is A Cabinet of Curiosities: Journey to Lübeck. It’s been 500 years since the Protestant Reformation, and MEMF 2018 will explore how the changes in religion and 16th century printed materials–including music–changed the world. MEMF will feature music from Northern Germany, including Italian and German sacred music from the recently discovered Choir Library at the Marienkirche (St. Mary’s Church) in Lübeck.
Mills Music Library has collaborated with Special Collections on a display in Memorial Library’s lobby of holdings related to the Protestant Reformation and the Kunstkammer, or Cabinet of Curiosities, so be sure to pause and peruse the materials when entering the building. Mills Music Library has resources galore for MEMF participants as well as concertgoers. Come on in and borrow some Reformation curiosities!