Monteverdi’s 450th

October 22, 2017
@ 4 pm
Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street, Rochester, NY
Laura Heimes, soprano
Virginia Warnken, mezzo-soprano
David Morris, lirone & cello
Daniel Swenberg, lutes & theorbo
Deborah Fox, lutes & theorbo

We celebrate the 450th birthday of this 17th century giant with a program of his dramatic and expressive madrigals, and virtuoso instrumental music by his contemporaries. The program will include the magnificent madrigal for 6 singers, 2 violins, and continuo Hor che’l ciel, the lively and virtuosic ciaconna for 2 tenors Zefiro torna, the passionate madrigal Si ch’io vorrei morire,  among many other of our favorite Monteverdi. You’ll also hear instrumental music by Castello, Merula, and Marini, including two sonatas named in honor of Monteverdi. We’ll end the celebration with a birthday cake reception!


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