“a trademark blend of expertise and playfulness” —Washington Post
“Hesperus never ceases to astonish” —Dirty Linen
HESPERUS is known for combining intriguing programming and first class musicianship. It was the first early music ensemble to combine medieval and folk music (1984: HESPERUS CROSSOVER), the first to present music by indigenous composers in New Spain (1992: SPAIN IN THE NEW WORLD), the first to program live early music scores to silent films (2003: Douglas Fairbanks’ ROBIN HOOD). With a combined mission to educate and entertain, HESPERUS has also developed award-winning student workshops, college and community residencies, school assemblies and teacher training sessions. And finally, through its regular ‘What’s That Note, Inc.’ seminars and ‘SoundCatcher’ summer workshops, HESPERUS offers cutting-edge coaching in early music improvisation and playing by ear.