For Immediate Release
Hayley Woldseth, 206 325-7066, firstname.lastname@example.org
Italy’s Lucidarium performs Jewish “party music” from the Renaissance
(October 14, 2013) – Italy’s Ensemble Lucidarium performs “Una Festa Ebraica – Celebrating Life” as part of Early Music Guild’s International Series at Town Hall Seattle on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Lucidarium specializes in bringing little-known repertoires from the Renaissance and Middle Ages back to life in an entertaining, engaging way designed for a 21st-century public. The Italian ensemble has been named “unaffected, poetic and fresh” (Thüringer Allgemeine) and “vibrant and robust” (Early Music America) for their unique combination of cutting-edge research and high-energy, spontaneous performance style. Lucidarium has made six prize-winning CDs, dozens of radio recordings, as well as documentaries for Dutch, Italian, French, and Swiss television.
“…as playful in spirit as the festival of Purim” -San Francisco Classical Voice
Program: “Una Festa Ebraica – Celebrating Life”
In Jewish communities, fully experiencing every stage of life is considered no less important than prayers, respecting the Sabbath, observing holidays or following dietary and behavioral rules. Reflecting this, a large amount of “party music” survives: songs celebrating life, humorous poems, women’s gatherings, transitions, and joyful moments of the liturgical year. With a wide array of instruments, including recorders, pipe and tabor, dulcian, lute, colascione, viola da mano, percussion, hammer dulcimer, and Renaissance guitar, the virtuosi of Italy’s premier ensemble for medieval and Renaissance music keep the party going – “to life, l’Chaim!”
Early Music Guild is a non-profit arts organization committed to advance Seattle’s appreciation for music from the Middle Ages through the 18th century by providing historically informed performances, support, and education.
Tickets are $42, $37 for seniors, $20 for students and patrons under 25, and $25 for side sections. A preconcert lecture will be held at 7:00 p.m. and is open to ticket holders at no additional cost. For tickets and additional Early Music Guild information visit www.earlymusicguild.org/lucidarium or call (206) 325-7066.
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