Part of the Kennedy Center's A Cappella: Singing Solo celebration
"Lively, imaginative, even anarchic...and a lot of fun"
--BBC Music Magazine
"First-rate musical actors...quite gorgeous"
--American Record Guide
With a name meaning "little beans" in Italian, there's no doubt I Fagiolini makes for a uniquely entertaining end to the Fortas season. For more than 20 years, they've been one of Britain's most innovative vocal ensembles, known for their bold approach to early music. Graduates of Oxford University, the performers specialize in Renaissance and Baroque as well as contemporary works. I Fagiolini's self-described "music-theater"--staged presentations of pre-classical secular masterpieces--is spirited and vibrant, while at the same time historically informative. Don't miss all the fun and excitement these extraordinary singers bring to each and every concert.
Program and Notes
- Claudio Monteverdi
- Madrigals from Mantua
- Francis Poulenc
- Sept Chansons
Rarely heard passionate, lyrical settings
from the 1930s, of Éluard and Apollinaire
- Mateo Da Flecha
- El Fuego
Staged performance of this Spanish
- Cries of London
- SDASA Chorale
- Three South African commissions
From the collaboration "Simunye," with
the SDASA Chorale of Soweto
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