Songs from the Old World and the New: Jennifer Bates, soprano and Timothy Burris, lute and guitar

Saturday, November 14, 2020,


Every musical tradition has included songs spanning the range of human emotions. This program brings together early 17th-century love songs by Claudio Monteverdi; Schubert’s meditation on ‘night and dreams’; two of Argento’s Letters from Composers: a humorous setting of a letter of complaint by J.S. Bach to the Leipzig Town Council, and a setting of a letter of despair penned by Franz Schubert with echoes of “Gretchen am Spinnrade.” The program concludes with works by Heitor Villa-Lobos: Prelude #3 for solo guitar and the composer’s own voice and guitar arrangement of Bachianas Brasileiras #5 (originally for voice and eight celli).

The Music Department organizes this virtual performance program, featuring local and regional musicians previously scheduled to perform in the Museum’s galleries.

Visit the Museum’s website Museum @ Home for upcoming virtual events, merging the power of art with academics, advocacy, wellness, and much more.

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