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Les Arts Florissants perform Monteverdi’s Madrigals Classical Music

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When

Monday 3rd April, 7:30pm - The Cremona Madrigals
Tuesday 4th April, 7:30pm - The Mantua Madrigals

Where

Concert Hall

Price

Adult $85
Two show special $75ea (save $20)

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The Concourse, Performing Arts Centre Chatswood Presents:

As part of the worldwide celebration to mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of the great Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi, Les Arts Florissants will be performing 2 of Monteverdi’s programs of Madrigals over 2 very special nights in The Concourse concert Hall.

A seperate program will be performed each night with a special package available at a reduced price for those wishing to attend both performances.

  • Mon 3rd April, 7.30PM – The Cremona Madrigals
  • Tue 4th April, 7.30PM – The Mantua Madrigals

Les Arts Florissants is one of the most renowned and respected early music groups in the world.

Founded in 1979 by harpsichordist and conductor William Christie, the Ensemble has played a pioneering role in the revival of a Baroque repertoire. British tenor and associate music director, Paul Agnew leads the ensemble for this exclusive visit, the ensemble comprising of 6 singers accompanied by two lutenists and harpsichord, hailing from England, France, Italy, Nth. Ireland, Scotland, with Australia represented by soprano Miriam Allan.

 Four years ago, Agnew embarked on a project to organise the compositions contained in the eight volumes of madrigals written between 1587 and 1638 by the revolutionary Italian composer, Claudio Monteverdi.

The system evolved by Agnew was to organise the compositions in chronological order bearing the titles of the cities where Monteverdi composed them, CREMONA, where Monteverdi was born and began composing; MANTUA where he was a vocalist and viol player, then music director at the court of Vincenzo I of Gonzaga; and finally VENICE where he wrote his last works including three operas that are seen as the beginning of this art form as it now exists.

The Sydney programmes, performed on consecutive evenings, are CREMONA and MANTUA.

Critical reception to both performances and recordings of Monteverdi Madrigals has been rapturous.  The authoritative Gramophone Magazine in the UK named Les Arts Florissants’ CD of the CREMONA madrigals Best Baroque Vocal Recording of 2016.

Purchase tickets to both programs and save $20. – To book both shows, please follow THIS LINK.

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