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BEMF Vocal & Chamber EnsemblesPaul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors

Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 8pm | Purchase Tickets
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Boston

Monteverdi Madrigals: Songs of Love and War

The all-star performers of BEMF’s own Vocal & Chamber Ensembles kick off our 25th Anniversary Season with an exquisite program featuring music from Monteverdi’s eighth and final book of Madrigals, led by Grammy-nominated Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs. Published near the end of his extraordinarily long career, prior to his last operas, Book Eight contains the most important secular works of Monteverdi’s final decades. In a revolutionary juxtaposition, the volume presents both familiar portrayals of love through song and the stirring rhythms of his newly reimagined depiction of war in music, giving this iconic repertoire unparalleled contrasts.

Pre-Concert Talk at 7pm

“The playing of the BEMF chamber ensemble boasted polish and detail.”	—The Boston Globe

Artists

BEMF Vocal Ensemble
Teresa Wakim, soprano
Danielle Reutter-Harrah, mezzo-soprano
Reginald Mobley, countertenor
Jason McStoots, tenor
Charles Blandy, tenor
Douglas Williams, bass-baritone
BEMF Chamber Ensemble
Robert Mealy, Concertmaster
Julie Andrijeski, violin
Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba
Michael Sponseller, harpsichord
Paul O’Dette, chitarrone
Stephen Stubbs, chitarrone

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Program

Claudio Monteverdi: Hor che ’l ciel e la terra e ’l vento tace
Monteverdi: Chiome d’oro
Monteverdi: Gira il nemico insidioso Amore
Monteverdi: Ego flos campi
Dario Castello: Sonata terza
Monteverdi: Ohimé, ch’io cado, ohimé
Monteverdi: Augellin, che la voce
Monteverdi: Lamento della Ninfa
Castello: Sonata undecima
Monteverdi: Ogni amante è guerrier
Andrea Falconieri: L’eroica à 3
Monteverdi: Altri canti di Marte

Program subject to change

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