EOS Project is ‘Untethered’ February 25 at the BMC
The E.O.S. Project presents “Untethered Music for Violin and Cello” Sunday, February 25, at the BMC. The 4 p.m. concert will feature music for unaccompanied violin and cello, exploring themes of connectedness when we feel most alone. Audience members are invited to bring a sketch pad to draw or color during the performance.
Performing will be Heather Sommerlad on violin and Julie Carew on cello. Works will include Three Question Marks by Eric Lacy, Shades for Cello by Daijana Wallace, Baroque Suite for Unaccompanied Cello by Dorothy Rudd Moore, and other pieces contributing to the untethered theme.
Sarasa Ensemble Presents a Sunny Program of Bolivian Baroque Music March 8
Sarasa Ensemble presents “Anónimo from Amazonia: Bolivian Mission Baroque,” a sunny program of secular and sacred Baroque music from the Missions of Bolivia with an undeniable impulse from the folk element of its indigenous people.
The concert is set for Friday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at the BMC. Featured performers are Carley DeFranco, soprano; Jesse Irons, Rebecca Nelson, violins; Jennifer Morsches, cello; William Simms, Baroque guitar/theorbo; and John McKean, organ.
The Sarasa Ensemble is a collective group of international instrumentalists and vocalists who perform classical music of outstanding quality, spanning the 17th to the 21st centuries, on both period and modern instruments, and bring this music to diverse communities. Through the ensemble’s outreach program in adolescent detention facilities, it is dedicated to bridging cultural, aesthetic, and economic barriers and providing incarcerated teenagers with opportunities for growth, self-expression, and enrichment through music.
In Stile Moderno Features Magical Madrigals March 10
In Stile Moderno spotlights the “Madrigals of Claudio Monteverdi,” for five voices and theorbo Sunday, March 10 at the BMC. The 4 p.m. concert will feature Agnes Coakley Cox, soprano; Julia Soojin Cavallaro, mezzo soprano; Corey Dalton Hart, tenor; Adam Jacob Simon, baritone; Andrew Padgett, bass; and Nathaniel Cox, theorbo.
The five-voice madrigal developed as a genre in the 16th century and became a proving ground for young composers. Monteverdi, whose career bridged the Renaissance and Baroque, was one of these composers, as a teenager testing his skill in his early, Renaissance-style madrigals. He later began to push the boundaries of the genre, with concertato-style madrigals that were as dramatic and complex as his operas. In this concert, In Stile Moderno will explore the riches of Monteverdi’s nine books of madrigals, from pristine counterpoint to virtuosic showpieces.