Jan. 26, 2014
Musica Maestrale is thrilled to share the stage with The Ensemble, the premeiere vocal group of Portland, as we present madrigals and theatrical music of Claudio Monteverdi. The centerpiece of this concert is Monteverdi's Lagrime d'Amante al sepolcro dell'Amata (Tears of a lover at the tomb of the beloved). Commonly known asSestina, Monteverdi wrote this madrigal upon the passing of Caterina Martinelli, a student of his, and he included it in his Sixth Book of Madrigals. In addition to other madrigals from Book Six, the concert features solos, duets and even a ballet from Monteverdi's secular uvre.
$15 general; $10 students and seniors
Feb. 15, 2014
Yamaya of Musica Maestrale will be joined by John Lenti, lutenist for
Portland Baroque Orchestra, for an exciting program of Italian early
baroque music for lutes and theorbos. Of particular interest are duets
by Bellerofonte Castaldi for theorbo and tiorbino, or octave-pitched
theorbo, an extremely rare instrument. Other composers represented include
Alessandro Piccinini and Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger.