We are happy to announce that our series of virtual concerts, Rising Again, continues! Last fall, the first concert, presented by harpsichordist Peter Sykes, was a great success! Beginning on July 12th, 2021 you may listen to beautifully performed and recorded concerts at home, at your convenience, and then — hear them again! Each concert will be available for one week after its release date. The concerts are
The Cambridge Society for Early Music: Rising Again
FREE OF CHARGE!
Recorded at John Weston’s breathtaking Futura Productions studio in Roslindale, Massachusetts, the atmosphere is elegant and the sound is gorgeous.
Concert II - July 12, 8 PM EDT (GMT-4): In Stile Moderno
Nathaniel Cox, lute
Agnes Coakley Cox, soprano
with Sophie Michaux, Corey Dalton Hart, Adam Simon, voices
“Come Again: Lute Songs of John Dowland and his Contemporaries”
Beloved and lesser-known lute songs take on a new dimension in this concert, which will be performed with facsimile table-book editions of the music. In Stile Moderno appears here for the first time as a four-voice ensemble with lute, bringing to life the poetry of Elizabethan England with the original pronunciation. Otherwise unheard rhymes and puns jump to the ear and a refreshingly direct and earthy timbre colors the language. Dowland’s virtuosic contrapuntal writing is showcased by the lute and four-voice texture.
Join us for a feast of whimsical, melancholy and touching music.
The concert can still be viewed here.
Concert III - July 18, 8 PM EDT (GMT-4): Les Bostonades
Shirley Hunt & Emily Walhout, violas da gamba
Akiko Enoki Sato, harpsichord
“Marin Marais: Music for Two Viols & Continuo”
Les Bostonades is a group deeply devoted to the styles and spirit of French Baroque music. They will present dazzling ensemble music of Marin Marais (1656-1728). Akiko Enoki Sato, harpsichord, director of the ensemble, will join Emily Walhout and Shirley Hunt, viols. We eagerly await their interpretations.
The concert will stream here.