7 p.m. Central Time
Wild, fantastical music burst forth onto the musical scene in the 17th century. Although this music is as exciting as any for modern ears, 17th century composers are rarely household names in the way that their 18th century counterparts – like Bach and Vivaldi – have become. That often forgotten Baroque music comes to life in this concert which concludes with Corelli, whose 1700 New Year’s Day publication represents the dawning of a new and more structured musical era. As a reflection of 2020, this program explores beauty in disarray, as well as looking forward to a more stable future.
‘Beauty in Chaos, Hope in Order’ was curated by baroque violinist and historical performance specialist Chloe Fedor, recently named to the Lakes Area Music Festival’s roster of Artistic Advisors.
Saturday, January 16
10 a.m. Central
This concert will feature performances of music from the 1600s on instruments – either reproductions or originals – from that same era. This approach lends timeless authenticity to ancient music, but the techniques of reconstructing musical equipment and style is more recent.
The popularity of music from the baroque and before has exploded in the past century. This lecture will explore the methods and motivations that led to this resurgence, as well as the history of musicians trying to recreate and revive music from the distant past. Artistic Director, John Taylor Ward, will be joined in this conversation by an artist and scholar whose work has helped to shape the Historical Performance movement for the past four decades, Judith Malafronte.
Judith Malafronte has appeared as mezzo-soprano soloist with the San Francisco Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, as well as with opera companies and oratorio societies throughout Europe and the United States. Malafronte taught for 15 years at Yale University and currently serves on the faculty of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.
Saturday, January 23
10 a.m. Central
Join LAMF Artistic Advisor and concert curator, violinist Chloe Fedor, in an informal Coffee Q&A. This conversation will hit various topics from the concept of this program and repertoire performed, to historical performance practice, to life updates and any other question you have! Click below to join via Zoom, or head on over to the LAMF page and catch the conversation via Facebook live. Either way you’ll be able to submit questions and comments for a fun, participatory morning.
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