Innovative, historically-informed and multi-cultural,
HESPERUS collaborative artists perform a variety of programs designed to bring musical history alive including silent movie soundtracks of early music, musical portraits of a single culture through time, fusions of European early music with American traditional styles, and single-genre early music programs from medieval to Spanish and British Colonial music.
In tandem with a performance of the film with live music,
HESPERUS offers informances, workshops and residencies for school and community groups. Programs can be targeted to school audiences from pre-school through college, used for teacher training, and presented to community groups of all ages.
HESPERUS’ scores connect with the time and place each film was set; they combine early music and improvisation, played on early instruments. In addition to Zorro HESPERUS performs LIVE period music scores to Robin Hood, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The General and The Golem.
"What a magnificent experience! The combination of your performance of music we truly love and a film of great emotion was and is something we will always remember! Thank you so much for sharing your artistry and vision with us!"