Sunday, October 17, 2010 7:30pm
Join us for a pre-concert lecture by Dr. Jeffery Kurtzman, Professor of Music at Washington University in St. Louis. His research is centered on Italian music of the 16th and 17th centuries, aesthetics, and criticism. He has written books on the Monteverdi Vespers; editions of the Monteverdi Vespers, Monteverdi Masses, Seventeenth-Century Italian Music for Vespers and Compline; and a monograph on instruments in Venetian processions and ceremonies of sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Doors Open at 6:30. Lecture begins at 6:50 PM.
“Energy, discipline, style and pizzazz… One of America’s leading Baroque orchestras, capable of competing with Europe’s much-recorded bands.” THE BOSTON GLOBE
Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the
1610 Vespers of Monteverdi
Taking its name from the classical god of music and the sun, Apollo’s Fire is dedicated to the performance of 17th- and 18th-century music on the period instruments for which it was written. Music Director Jeannette Sorrell gathers a select pool of dynamic and creative early-music artists from throughout North America and Europe. The ensemble has been praised internationally for stylistic freshness and buoyancy, animated spontaneity, technical excellence, and for the creativity of Sorrell’s programming.
Apollo’s Singers, like Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra, was founded in 1992 by Jeannette Sorrell. Since their debut concert that year, this professional straight-tone chorus has been hailed as “one of the finest choirs of its kind in the country.” (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Tickets: $37, $27, $17
Tickets available at the door beginning at 6:30 PM.
Anthony Fathman, M.D.