We are performing “Udite Amanti: Lovers, Beware! Music from the Seventeenth-Century Barberini Court,” our exciting program that has gotten audiences to their feet everywhere we’ve toured it. The concert explores the dangers of love in early baroque Italy, giving listeners a glimpse into a forgotten—yet strangely familiar—world.
In the Rome of the mid-1600s, the patronage of the powerful Barberini family engendered a period of great productivity within vocal chamber music and opera. The trios, duets, and solos—both instrumental and vocal—on this program represent the refinement of style that occurred in the Barberini court. Works of the Roman composers who were heard at this court or who served the Barberini family during the mid-seventeenth century are highlighted, with the music of Rossi, Carissimi, and Cesti (named by Perti in 1688 as “the three greatest lights of our profession”) serving as the centerpiece; other composers of the era such as Frescobaldi, Tenaglia, Marazzoli, and Pasqualini (one of the Barbarini castrati) are also represented.
To complete the historical picture, an exquisitely carved and gilded copy of the famous Barberini harp, made for this prestigious family ca. 1630, will be played for this program.
Please make sure you come back and say hello after the concert—we’d love to meet you!
Sunday, September 23, 2012 4:00 PM
801 National Road West (US 40)
Richmond, IN 47374
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 7:30 PM
Christ Church Cathedral
318 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-4299
$15 general admission; $5 students/seniors; free to children age 12 and under.
Tickets available at the door
Early Music in Columbus
Friday, September 28, 2012, 8:00 pm
Pre-concert lecture 7:30 pm
1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209
Tickets $27 Regular, $22 Seniors (age 62 and over), $12 Students
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Academy of Early Music
Saturday, September 29, 2012 8:00 PM
Pre-Concert Lecture at 7:00 PM
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
306 N. Division Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
$20 General/$17 Members and Seniors/$5 Students
Sunday, September 30, 2012 7:00 PM
Varner Recital Hall
Rochester, Michigan 48309
Tickets $14 general, $8 students