June 16, 3 and 5pm
Lecture and Concert: Venit lumen: Music in the Age of Caravaggio
3 pm: Eric Rice, Artistic Director, Connecticut Early Music Festival/Associate Professor of Music, University of Connecticut, will deliver a pre-concert lecture on the ways the Caravaggisti and musicians of the Baroque era shaped their works using drama and contrast. Musical examples will be played and sung on stage by concert performers. Lecture is free and open to the public.
5 pm: The Connecticut Early Music Ensemble will perform music of the Baroque era in the museum’s Morgan Great Hall. The program consists of passionate motets and madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi, Luca Marenzio, and Carlo Gesualdo — composers whose lives and activities parallel those of Caravaggio — performed by eight singers and instruments of the period: lute, theorbo, viola da gamba, and violin.
$30/$25 Members: (860) 439-2787 or online. (Tickets required for concert only).
This program is sponsored by the Connecticut Early Music Society as part of the Connecticut Early Music Festival.