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Season Guest: In Stile Moderno—The English Orpheus: Henry Purcell

March 3, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Brattleboro Music Center’s Season Guest Concert Series welcomes the return of In Stile Moderno Friday, March 3. The 7:30 p.m. performance at the BMC, titled “The English Orpheus,” spotlights the works of Henry Purcell. If Orpheus charmed humans, animals, and even the gods of the Underworld with his lyre, then Purcell, known as the “English Orpheus,” did the same for kings, queens, and commoners alike with his compositions.

In his short 36 years, he created an astounding 850 works of music or more — and they still captivate and enchant centuries later. In Stile Moderno’s spring concert will be an intimate evening of Purcell songs that journey from the sublime to the irreverent and back again.

Performers include Agnes Coakley-Cox, Sophie Michaux, Corey Dalton-Hart, and Adam Simon, voices; and Nathaniel Cox, theorbo.

In Stile Moderno is an ensemble for early music, founded in Basel, Switzerland in 2012 by soprano Agnes Coakley and lutenist/cornettist Nathaniel Cox. Named after the “modern style” of music which emerged in Italy around 1600, the ensemble is dedicated to music of the 17th century, and combines fidelity to historical performance practice with a drive to make early music accessible and relevant to modern audiences. Both as a lute and voice duo and in larger formations with cornetto, organ, voice, and plucked instruments, In Stile Moderno has charmed audiences with their engaging performances of seventeenth-century music in Boston, Vermont, and New York, as well as in concert series in Switzerland, Germany, and France.


March 3, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Brattleboro Music Center
72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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BMC Bravo Society

We are pleased to honor the following for their help during this past season:
Karen Becker, Crager Boardman, Deb Bunker, Lisa Cox, Walter Cramer, Cathie Creed, Rebecca Curzon, Becky Day, Bill Dixon, Kim Effron, Phil Feidelseit, Lotte Gannon-Kurowski, Greg Goodman, Marta Gossage, Bill Gottesman, Rebecca Greene-Cramer, Freddie Hart, Jenelle Harvey, Kimi Hasegawa, Cal Heile, Richard Henke, Frances Herbert, Lynn Herzog, Jenny Holan, Jon Joyce, Susan Kunhardt, Lerna, Meg Lyons, Joe Madison, Joanne McLellan, Helen Merena, Raquel Moreno, Kris Outwater, Kaylina Phoenix, Antje Ruppert, Perrin Scott, Betsy Whittaker, Pete Wilson, Tom Yahner and Louise Zak.

The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

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