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Monday, January 28, 2013

Musicians in Ordinary Presents Italian Renaissance Concert


ITALIAN BAROQUE SETTINGS OF ITALIAN RENAISSANCE POETRY
SUNG & PLAYED BY THE MUSICIANS IN ORDINARY MARCH 2

(The best musicians would observe) “the man infuriated or excited, the married woman, the clever harlot, the lover speaking to his mistress as he seeks to persuade her to grant his wishes, the man who laments…” – Vincenzo Galilei, composer; father of Galileo Galilei

Petrarch ID'd - e-mail smallCharacters from the Italian Renaissance spring vividly to life when The Musicians In Ordinary perform Italian Baroque music, Saturday, March 2, 8 p.m. at the Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Avenue (Bay subway).  

Soprano Hallie Fishel and theorboist John Edwards unite their talents in a concert titled You Who Hear in These Scattered Rhymes.  Tickets, $25, $20 for students and seniors, are available at the door.  More information may be obtained from www.musiciansinordinary.ca, by e-mailing musinord@sympatico.ca or by calling 416-535-9956.

The concert features Baroque settings of the great Italian poets Petrarch, Tasso, Marino and Guarini, composed by Claudio Monteverdi, the father of modern opera; and by Giulio Caccini, Sigismondo d’India, Vincenzo Galilei and other great songwriters from the Italian Baroque.

John Edwards states, “Vincenzo Galilei was as clever with music as his son was with a telescope. He said, ‘the most important part of music is the imitation of the concepts of the words’ and that the best musicians would observe ‘the man infuriated or excited, the married woman, the clever harlot, the lover speaking to his mistress as he seeks to persuade her to grant his wishes, the man who laments...’”

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