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LAMFcast: What in the World is “Historical Performance?
January 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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.
Registration is free and requested: https://forms.gle/gttZ43pj9UrEDqGC6