The Full Monteverdi: Part 2

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Texas Early Music Project says
Texas Early Music Project
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"The Full Monteverdi, Part 2"

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 pm
University Presbyterian Church, 2203 San Antonio Street, Austin, TX

Sunday, May 3, 2015, 3:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, TX

Ticket info: $30 general, $25 senior (age 60+), $5 student (at door with ID)

Tickets are available online at http://www.early-music.org/single-tickets/ or at the door via cash, check, or credit card.

We end our love song to Italy with music by Monteverdi and by composers who were influenced by him- and some who might even have influenced the master a bit!

There are very few composers whose careers have spanned two musical eras and even fewer who have excelled majestically in both eras. More than 50 years separated Claudio Monteverdi's first book of madrigals (1587) from his final large sacred and secular works in 1642, a time period that witnessed the transition of the musical Renaissance into the Baroque. We take a cue from the comedic movie The Full Monty to “expose” Monteverdi's artistic brilliance in his second career, that of the Baroque composer.

Some of Austin’s favorite vocal soloists are featured among the fourteen singers, including Jenifer Thyssen, Gitanjali Mathur, Meredith Ruduski, Cayla Cardiff, Jenny Houghton, Stephanie Prewitt, Jeffrey Jones Ragona, David Lopez, Paul D’Arcy, Brett Barnes, Steve Olivares, Thann Scoggin, and guest mezzo-soprano Erin Calata, from Seattle.

Frequent guest violinists Anna Griffis (Boston) and Boel Gidholm (Rochester) will lead our small chamber orchestra of cellos (Jane Leggiero & John Walters), theorbo & Baroque guitar (Scott Horton), triple harp (Elaine Barber), and harpsichord (Billy Traylor), and will provide accompaniment as well as instrumental variations.

TEMP’s final concert of the season will exhibit the beauty, passion, comedy, innovation, invention, and serenity of one of the most exciting periods in western musical history.
The fullness of Monteverdi and his milieu await.

For more information, visit www.early-music.org, call 512-377-6961 and leave a message, or email info@early-music.org.
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