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1997 Festival

Operatic Centerpiece

L’Orfeo


Music by Luigi Rossi (ca. 1597–1653)
Libretto by Francesco Buti (d. 1683)

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Festival Concerts

The Orlando Consort
The Art of Mediæval Polyphony

Sarah Cunningham and Margriet Tindemans, viols
Elisabeth Wright, harpsichord

Angels & Devils: Music for bass viols and harpsichord

Rossi L’Orfeo Renaissance Violin Band

directed by Peter Holman
Pour les Violons du Roy: French orchestral

music from Beaujoyeux to Lully

Capriccio Stravagante

directed by Skip Sempé
Mythologies and Homages

Trio Sonnerie

with Wilbert Hazelzet, traverso
Conversations Galantes et Amusantes

Mala Punica

directed by Pedro Memelsdorff
Tal per Sonar: Instrumental tablatures in the Italian Trecento

William Porter and Gary Cooper, harpsichords

Dueling Harpsichords

The Parley of Instruments
Pour le Coucher du Roy: Late-night chamber music at the French court

Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, lutes
Il Divino: The Lute Music of Francesco Canova da Milano (1497–1543)

The Orlando Consort
Johannes Ockeghem (d. 1497): A True Image of Orpheus

Tragicomedia

directed by Stephen Stubbs and Erin Headley
Festa Italiana