Newberry Consort

Matthew Reddin

The Newberry Consort, artists-in-residence at Chicago’s Newberry Library, more than double their ranks for an exciting concert of 13th-century cantigas at Early Music Now. The songs, all dedicated to the Virgin Mary, were commissioned by Alfonso X, a king of Castile, after he prayed to her for relief from a life-threatening ailment and subsequently recovered. The Consort will perform more than a dozen of the 400-plus songs, incorporating projected images from the original manuscripts.

At the UWM Zelazo Center, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee. Tickets are $28 or $44 for preferred seating, and $10/$15 for students. Call 414-225-3113 or visit to order.

5 p.m. March 14