Concerto Soave: Rome on the Potomac

Photo courtesy of Concerto Soave.

Photo by Marie-Eve Brouet, courtesy of Concerto Soave.

Next Thursday, February 25, 8:00, the Coolidge Auditorium will ring with the sounds of seventeenth-century Italy as the Music Division hosts Concerto Soave. This intimate ensemble from southern France was founded by Jean-Marc Ayme and Grammy-winning soprano Maria Cristina Kiehr. Their tapestry of instrumental timbres is woven from harp, cello, harpsichord, and portative organ for voice accompaniment.

Concerto Soave will be performing a program entitled Handel in Italy: “an evening of music that would have been performed in the sumptuous gardens of Rome’s Palazzo Ruspoli: cantatas and instrumental music by A. Scarlatti, Caldara, and Il Caro Sassone: the young Handel.” Tickets are still available here.  Listen to the group in performance here; see video of the group in action here: Part one, Part two, Part three.

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