Praise & Lamentation
Join us for an exhilarating program exploring sacred music of early baroque composers: Croatian composers Vinko Jelić and Ivan Lukačić, German/Austrian composers Franz Tunder and Heinrich Biber, and Italian composer Salamone Rossi. Jelić and Lukačić, were itinerant throughout the classical music diaspora in Europe, Tunder was a North German born in Lübeck who traveled to Italy and returned home to found the tradition of Abendmusiken (free cathedral concerts financed by businessmen), Biber was a Bohemian-Austrian composer and violinist who eventually settled in Salzburg, and Rossi was an Italian Jew from a minority community in the Mantuan court of Northern Italy.
This will be a challenging program with texts in Hebrew, Latin, and German. With the help of tenor soloist Daniel Hutchings, we will bring alive for modern audiences the musical language of these composers with historical instruments and baroque performance practice.
Our interest in performing Rossi follows our inclusion of three of his works in our Baroque Pairings concert in November 2018, a powerful set that drew a strong positive response from our audiences and our musicians.
Seicento Baroque Ensemble will once again present an intimate and nuanced chamber program with chamber choir and vocal and instrumental soloists.