One of Britain's most innovative vocal ensembles performs staged presentations of pre-classical secular masterpieces. Part of the Kennedy Center's A Cappella: Singing Solo.
- Sat., May 31, 2008, 7:30 PM
- Terrace Theater
- Approx. 100 minutes
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"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
- Madrigals from Mantua
- Sept Chansons
- Rarely heard passionate, lyrical settings from the 1930s, of Éluard and Apollinaire
- DA FLECHA
- El Fuego
- Staged performance of this Spanish Renaissance ensalada
- Cries of London
- SDASA CHORALE
- Three South African commissions
- From the collaboration "Simunye," with the SDASA Chorale of Soweto
- Robert Hollingworth, director