Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014
2:00 PM

Monteverdi Madrigali
Celebration Works Concert Series: Musica Maestrale with The Ensemble

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 œuvre.

First Presbyterian Church
1200 SW Alder St.
Portland 97205

Admission: $15 general; $10 students and seniors
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Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
7:30 PM

Musica Maestrale
CAPRICCI A DUE STROMENTI: 17th-Century Duets for Lutes and Theorbos
John Lenti, lute and theorbo
Hideki Yamaya, lute and tiorbino

Hideki 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.
Community Music Center
3350 SE Francis St.
Portland, OR 97202
Admission: $14 general; $12 students and seniors
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