Brattleboro Music Center
In Stile Moderno presents "Come Again: Lute Songs of John Dowland and Contemporaries."
Beloved and lesser-known lute songs by Dowland and his contemporaries take on a new dimension in the first concert of In Stile Moderno’s 2019-20 season, which will be performed in historical pronunciation using facsimile table book editions of the music.
In Stile Moderno appears for the first time as a four-voice ensemble with lute, bringing to life the poetry of Elizabethan England with the original pronunciation of the time. Otherwise unheard rhymes and puns jump to the ear and a refreshingly direct and earthy timbre colors the language, while Dowland’s virtuosic contrapuntal writing is showcased by the lute and four-voice texture.
The audience will enjoy this feast of whimsical, melancholy and touching music with singers Agnes Coakley Cox, Sophie Michaux, Corey Dalton Hart, and Adam Simon, with Nathaniel Cox on the lute.
Tickets are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com.
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