8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30)
Admission: $20 General Admission, $15 Basic Members, Free for Gold and Patron Members. Patron Members: contact Peter Childs at 267.502.2970 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve seats.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, solo-voice ensemble Les Canards Chantants joins forces with critically-acclaimed Baroque string band ACRONYM to offer a rich and romantic program of chamber music by Giovanni Valentini (c1582–1649), who was once Kapell-meister of the Holy Roman Empire. The concert will include large-ensemble sonatas performed by ACRONYM on period Baroque instruments, and a selection of Valentini's madrigals for voices and instruments, originally published in 1616. With their passionate poetry, intensely lush harmonies (imagine Monteverdi and Gesualdo had a lovechild), infectious rhythms and extravagant instrumentation (one includes parts for 6 singers, continuo, violone, violin, and three - count them - three violas!), these madrigals will envelope you in the extremes of renaissance color, emotion and virtuosity. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear this incredible music performed live for the first time in four hundred years.