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Songs & Psalmody: Salamone Rossi Hebreo & Benedetto Marcello
Trinity Chapel
Berkeley, CA
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Bay Area favorites, the Vinaccesi Ensemble, return to northern Italy at the Berkeley Fringe Festival & Exhibition  this June, for a program of delightful and rarely heard Italian madrigals and canzonettas by the most famous Baroque Jewish composer, Salamone Rossi hebreo of Mantua and psalm settings from Venetian Benedetto Marcello's monumental Estro poetico-armonico.  

Although Rossi is best known today for his Hebrew settings of the Song of Solomon, he was writing at the cusp of the transition from Renaissance to Baroque, and wrote some wonderful madrigals, canzonettas, and monodies in Italian, which are rarely performed. We're pairing a generous handful of those with a couple of gorgeous psalm settings by Benedetto Marcello, one of which includes a Sephardic melody from the time. Marcello collected Sephardic and German Hebrew melodies, as he was an early ethnomusicologist of sorts.


Performed by the Vinaccesi Ensemble:
soprano Nanette McGuinness
mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich
tenor Jonathan Smucker
bass Kirk Eichelberger
Baroque cello Hallie Pridham
harpsichord Susie Fong
theorbo, Paul Morton, guest artist
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Sorry we missed you! You can next hear the Vinaccesi Ensemble this season on: 1) Sunday, June 8, 3 p.m., Foothill Presbyterian Concerts in San Jose on June 8, 2) Friday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m., Midsummer Music at the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco (French and Italian music) 3) Sunday, Sept. 7 at Old First Concerts in San Francisco.

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Location

Trinity Chapel (View)
2320 Dana St
Berkeley, CA 94704
United States


Categories

Music > Classical

Minimum Age: 6
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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Owner: Vinaccesi Ensemble
On BPT Since: Apr 15, 2013
 
Trinity Chapel
510-549-3864
info@trinitychamberconcert...
http://www.trinitychamberc...
 


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