Tag Archives: Seicento Baroque

Seicento Launches its 10th Season Reliving a Long-Ago Wedding Bash

A preview by Marc Shulgold The Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ferdinand I de’ Medici, and Christina of Lorraine were married in Florence in May, 1589, and it must have been a heckuva party. For starters, there was a five-act play performed in the Medici Theater for the newlyweds and gathered guests. Sprinkled between each act were […]

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Seicento Baroque Courts Audience with a Royal Tour

A review by Betsy Schwarm Many ensembles make their mark in part by focusing on the music of the Baroque. Seicento Baroque Ensemble goes one step further, drawing its repertoire largely from the generations preceding the almighty Bach. It might seem a risky practice to build one’s programs around less familiar names. However, Seicento’s audiences […]

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Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents: In Your Court: A Royal Tour

Seicento takes audiences on a fascinating European journey highlighting music created through royal patronage in the Baroque era. Sacred works by Johann Kaspar Kerll and Charpentier will be rounded out by secular and theatrical music by Rameau and Purcell. The Russian court will also be represented by the music of Diletsky. Enjoy a rich tapestry […]

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Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents: In Your Court: A Royal Tour

Seicento takes audiences on a fascinating European journey highlighting music created through royal patronage in the Baroque era. Sacred works by Johann Kaspar Kerll and Charpentier will be rounded out by secular and theatrical music by Rameau and Purcell. The Russian court will also be represented by the music of Diletsky. Enjoy a rich tapestry […]

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Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents: In Your Court: A Royal Tour

Seicento takes audiences on a fascinating European journey highlighting music created through royal patronage in the Baroque era. Sacred works by Johann Kaspar Kerll and Charpentier will be rounded out by secular and theatrical music by Rameau and Purcell. The Russian court will also be represented by the music of Diletsky. Enjoy a rich tapestry […]

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Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents: Baroque Pairings: Voices and Violins

Seicento invites you to explore the marriage of sonorities between voices and strings. Baroque-era composers exploited the unique timbres of instruments and voices, and the effect is as direct today as it was four hundred years ago! This program focuses on works for voices paired with two baroque violins and continuo. These will be complemented […]

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Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents: Baroque Pairings: Voices and Violins

Seicento invites you to explore the marriage of sonorities between voices and strings. Baroque-era composers exploited the unique timbres of instruments and voices, and the effect is as direct today as it was four hundred years ago! This program focuses on works for voices paired with two baroque violins and continuo. These will be complemented […]

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Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents: Baroque Pairings: Voices and Violins

Seicento invites you to explore the marriage of sonorities between voices and strings. Baroque-era composers exploited the unique timbres of instruments and voices, and the effect is as direct today as it was four hundred years ago! This program focuses on works for voices paired with two baroque violins and continuo. These will be complemented […]

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A Changing of the Guard at Seicento

A preview by Marc Shulgold Every organization must eventually come to terms with a transfer of leadership. That applies to political bodies, corporations, sports teams and performing arts groups. So it is with the Baroque chamber choir Seicento (pronounced Say-CHEN-toe). This past May, founding artistic director Evanne Browne (now emeritus) moved out of state and […]

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Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents: MAD MADRIGALS

Before opera there was the madrigal comedy – unstaged fun, dramatic collections of short choral pieces that, when sung consecutively, told a story. This program will include portions of Adriano Banchieri’s Contrappunto Bestiale, as well as the sensuous, sexy (and for the time, racy) music of Italian and English madrigalists of the late 16th century […]

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