Early music concert performed by Incantare, a unique ensemble of violinists and sackbut (early trombone) players. A truly distinctive sound featuring composers who were exiled due to persecution and reconnected with their music in foreign lands. A Prelude of Wine & Tidbits is offered for $10 at 7:30 pm.
Incantare presents a concert that traces the paths of musicians forced into diaspora during the early Renaissance and Baroque periods. Because of upheavals such as the Italian Wars and the Thirty Years War, many composers left their homes and attained jobs in various cities across continental Europe, especially in Italy, Germany, and Poland. In turn, they spread their own compositional styles while absorbing stylistic traits from the regions in which they settled. Incantare demonstrates the surprising connections between these musicians, whose individual circumstances reveal unexpected geographical, cultural, and stylistic links among themselves and other, more well-known composers. This program features magnificent works for two violins, three trombones, and organ by Johann Vierdanck, Claudio Monteverdi, Diomedes Cato, and Salamone Rossi.
With special guests:
Cynthia Keiko Black, violin
Naomi Gregory, organ
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the NYSCA with the support of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the NY State Legislature and administered by the GVCA.