Baroque Dances

Music, Classical and opera
The conductor Laurence Cummings and students from the Royal Academy of Music and tenor Robeto Ortiz present a programme of baroque dance. Featuring madrigals by Gesualdo and Monteverdi, dances from the ducal courts of seventeenth-century Ital,y including the daring La nizzarda and the elegant contrapasso nuovo, a descent into Hades with Act 3 of Monteverdi's 'Orfeo', and finally all the fun of the Venetian Carnival. (Note: at 6pm Shoreditch Bells – The Society of Royal Cumberland Youths ring out the last of our events at Shoreditch Church. At 6.30pm a pre-concert talk.)