The Connecticut-based Ensemble Origo presents vibrant performances of early music from the Middle Ages through the Baroque that also reflect on the context in which the repertory was originally produced and heard. On Sept. 15 at at Fitchburg State University, the ensemble will present "Le Nozze in Baviera" —  Orlando di Lasso’s music for the 1568 wedding of Wilhelm V of Bavaria and Renate of Lorraine. The wedding was a a big social and cultural event. The couple would have 10 children. As well as a recreation of music from a royal wedding, the performance will explore ritual, race, caricature, and sexuality in 16th -century  Europe.

What: Ensemble Origo — "Le Nozze in Baviera"

When: 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15

Where:  Kent Recital Hall in the Conlon Fine Arts Building, Fitchburg State University, 367 North St., Fitchburg

How much: Free