Acoustic Artist Series: Renaissance
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Consort Cambiata performs vocal and instrumental European music, circa 1400-1700. Its programs are drawn from the immense repertoire of popular songs, sacred music, and instrumental works preserved in manuscripts and printed books of the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries. The ensemble strives to sing and play in accordance with what is known of historical practice and to give performances similar to those the composers may have heard. While the primary motivation of the ensemble is the satisfaction of recreating centuries-old music, a secondary goal is to increase familiarity with great Renaissance composers, regrettably lesser-known to the public than their celebrated counterparts in literature, architecture, and the visual arts. The instruments employed are meticulous copies of the best surviving originals, which reside in museums or private collections. Consort Cambiata’s audiences experience a musical aesthetic quite unlike that of more familiar music, one in which all parts are equally important and in which improvisation, symbolism, word-painting, and rhetoric play prominent roles. Continue reading...
Experience the unique period sights and sounds of Consort Cambiata live in our intimate historic setting. This concert is a part of The Packing House "Acoustic Artist Series" hosted by the Friends of The Mill Works. Snacks and soft drinks available. "BYOB" (Beer and Wine ONLY).
Call 518-791-9474 for information and table reservations.