Saturday, November 15, 2008

When in Padua...

Never been to Padua? If you're in Houston next Sunday, Nov 23, you can at least hear what a 17th-century Vespers service sounded like in this magnificent Duomo. The program is at 6 pm at Christ the King Lutheran Church (Greenbriar at Rice Blvd), and features the Moores School of Music Collegium Musicum (yours truly, director) and members of Ars Lyrica, all conducted by DMA candidate Richard Robbins. At 5:30 pm, Richard lectures on this program, which will be the first modern performance of several large psalm settings by Leandro Gallerano, a contemporary of Monteverdi who lived and worked in Padua for most of his career. Come join us for an Italian feast!

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