Enfin la beauté
Music of the French court at the turn of the 17th century
Sunday, November 10th at 5:00
Bethesda Lutheran Church, 305 St Ronan Street, New Haven
In this concert we will explore the vast repertoire of courtly songs ("airs de cour") and instrumental music from approximately 1575 through 1700 by composers including Claude Le Jeune, Charles Tessier, Etienne Moulinieé and Pierre Guédron. The Elm City Consort viols and continuo players will be joined by guest vocalists Elizabeth Baber Weaver, soprano; Evanna Lai, mezzo-soprano; Corey Shotwell, tenor and Edward Vogel, baritone.
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Catherine Slowik is a New Haven-based violist da gamba, cellist, and barytonist. Her teachers have included Rachel C. Young, Catharina Meints, and Kenneth Cooper. She holds a B.A. in art history and anthropology from Columbia and is currently a doctoral candidate in historical musicology at Yale, where her dissertation considers "Cantus Firmus Techniques in English Instrumental Music (1540–1680)." She co-founded and directs the Yale Consort of Viols, and appears regularly with the Elm City Consort, the Smithsonian Consort of Viols, the Yale Baroque Opera Project, and the Yale Collegium Musicum.
Exploring the cantus firmus tradition in instrumental music from Tallis to Purcell
Saturday, January 25th at 4:00
Sudler Recital Hall
We continue our tradition of programs with commentary by a Yale graduate student based on their research, with Cat Slowik curating a program of music based on the "In nomine" cantus firmus for viol consort and keyboard.
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