CONCERT: 7:30 P.M.
613 241-0777 ext. 505
51 William Street
(in the ByWard Market)
Fantasies, Battles and Dances
THE GOLDEN AGE OF CONSORT MUSIC
(1500 – 1750)
Presented by Music & Beyond and Traquen’Art
Exceptional event for Music & Beyond and Traquen’Art on the occasion of an anticipated return to North America, Jordi Savall is making “a first visit to Ottawa” for a musical incursion into the splendour of the Renaissance, a key musical period for the emergence of the viola de gamba and the viola consort*.
A world of discoveries
For the pleasure of all music lovers, Jordi Savall will perform with his ensemble Hespèrion XXI, a European program entitled “Fantasies, Battles and Dances – The Golden Age of Consort Music (1500 – 1750)”, a collection of works by 15 important composers from the Renaissance and the Baroque periods.
Note 1: A consort of instruments was a phrase used in England during the 16th and 17th centuries to indicate an instrumental ensemble. These could be of the same or a variety of instruments. It can be used today to designate certain types of formations practicing an aspect of early music up to baroque music.
Jordi Savall, pardessus de viole
Philippe Pierlot, dessus de viole
Anna Lachegyi, tenor viol
Juan Manuel Quintana, bass viol
Xavier Puertas, violone
Enrike Solinis, theorbo and guitar
Direction: Jordi Savall