The Donkey’s Crown

Animals & Creatures Invite You to the Finissage
Sun 25.06.23 Intro 17:45 Concert 18:15

Historical Museum Basel

Detail Gänsebuch, St. Lorenzkirche Nürnberg 1507, fol. 186r

"The Donkey's Crown:" A Concert of Animals & Creatures, in Cooperation with Musikmuseum Basel


n cooperation with the exhibition “Animalistic!” at Musikmuseum Basel (running from October 22, 2021 until August 27, 2023), ReRenaissance will offer a concert program built around the wide array of animals appearing in music of the Renaissance. Next to Michel Beheim’s song “Animals & Creatures,” in which an animal council complains that musicians make instruments out of them (!), instrumental pieces owing their titles to animals from the Glogauer Liederbuch are presented, such as “Peacock’s Tail,” “Rat’s Tail,” “Cat’s Paw” and “Donkey’s Crown.” In addition, ensemble ricercare by such well-known composers as Heinrich Isaac will be performed (“The Dog”), as well as all kinds of songs in which animals play the main roles. This is a concert to neigh, bleat, bark or chirp!

Frithjof Smith – cornett | Marc Lewon – voice, lute, viola d’arco | voice, harp or lute | Caroline Ritchie – bass viol | Catherine Motuz – trombone; conductor

Hare, Albrecht Dürer, 1502



All in a Garden Green 2

Country Dances ... Listen, Watch and Dance Along!
Mon 29.05.23 16-19 h incl. Apero

Reithalle Wenkenhof, Riehen


Biennale ReRenaissance 2023

Music and Might - Maximilian's Triumphal Procession
Fri 22.09.23 Grand Opening Concert 19:30

Historical Museum Basel

Maximilian’s Songs

Fri 22.09.23 Intro 18:45 Concert 19:30

Historical Museum Basel

Le Diamante et la Marguerite

Triumph 2
Sat 23.09.23 Intro 14:15 Concert 15:00

Schmiedenhof; Rümelinsplatz, Basel

Maximilian’s triumphal procession

Triumph 3
Sat 23.09.23 Intro 18:45 Concert 19:30

St. Martin's Church
Martinskirchplatz, Basel


Trump 4
Sun 24.09.23 Intro 10:15 Concert 11:00

Martinskirche, Basel

Pfiffer & Prosoner

Trump 5
Sun 24.09.23 Intro 16:15 Concert 17:00

Martinskirche, Basel



The Musical World of Felix Platter
Fri 27.10.23 Intro 17:45 Concert 18:15

Historical Museum Basel


ぐるりよざ Gururiyoza!

Over the Seas with Music
Sun 26.11.23 17.45 Intro 18:15 Concert

Barfüsserkirche Historical Museum Basel