Seicento Baroque Ensemble, Voices and Viols - March 21-23
Music of German Baroque Masters
Schütz, Schein, and Scheidt
Seicento offers another unique concert with next week's program, Voices and Viols, showcasing a consort of five nationally known gambists, four highly-reviewed vocal soloists and a choir of 32 voices, all led by Artistic Director Evanne Browne.
For a preview of the musical treats to come, tune in to Colorado Public Radio for Charley Samson's Colorado Spotlight shows on Sunday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Charley interviews Evanne Browne and local gambist Yayoi Barrack, one of the guest artists in next weekend's concerts.
"The viol or viola da gamba is a bowed, fretted string instrument that first appeared in Spain in the mid-15th century. By the mid-16th century, throughout Europe, viols were second in popularity only to the lute. Viols fell out of use as concert halls grew larger, the orchestra developed and the louder and more penetrating tone of the violin family proved more practical."
(notes from guest artist, Tina Chancey)
Thanks to the distinguished consort assembled for this concert, you will have the chance to hear these sonorous instruments once again, played by Yayoi Barrack, Tina Chancey, Sandra Miller, René Schiffer and Mary Springfels.
Vocal soloists include Amanda Balestrieri (soprano), Marjorie Bunday (alto), Steven Soph (tenor), and Adam Ewing (baritone).
March 21 in Denver (7:30 pm), March 22 in Boulder (7:30 pm), and March 23 in Estes Park (2:00 pm)!
Tickets available for Friday and Saturday concerts online. Tickets for the Estes Park concert available at the door.
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Don't miss this rare and beautiful concert opportunity!