May 7, 2021
Some of the most beautiful, forgotten musical gems were created in the early Baroque period (before around 1660). Splendors from Baroque Italy showcases some of these musical treasures. From love songs to sacred pieces, and musical acrobatics to technical brilliance you’ll be enthralled with everything this performance has to offer. This performance features a varied selection of vocal and instrumental works for numerous instrumental combinations. English translations of all sung texts will be projected for this performance.
Frescobaldi, Partite sopra la monica
Giulio Caccini, Le nuove musiche (excerpts)
Francesca Caccini, Libro de musiche (excerpts)
Barbara Strozzi, Various vocal selections
La Grande Bande’s Spring 2021 Season is made possible by a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council and by the generous Regular and Sustaining Contributions from you. Thank you for your continued support!
Event image: Artemisia Gentileschi, Self-Portrait as a Lute Player (c. 1615-1618). Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT.