Thursday, September 13, 2007

Italian Choir performance tonight 8pm

Ab Oriente will perform romantic chorale works by Claudio Monteverdi & Orazio Vecchi, through a selection of madrigals from Monteverdi’s Fourth & Fifth Book of Madrigals, published in 1603, and excerpts from Vecchi’s most famous work, the madrigal comedy L’Amfiparnaso, first performed in 1597.

At the turn of the 17th century, the Italian Madrigal became not just individual settings of Italian verse but had evolved into works within an encompassing dramatic theme, usually on the universal topic of Love. The technique of word-painting and late-16th century chromaticism were further enhanced with the use of ornamentation to convey heightened emotions. The Early Baroque Italian Madrigal marked the zenith of the genre, after which the dramatic form evolved into and was replaced by opera.

Ab Oriente is also pleased to welcome guest harpsichordist Chong Ten Yeen who will explore Girolamo Frescobaldi’s contribution to keyboard music in the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods.

The Auditorium
Singapore Art Museum
71 Bras Basah Road
Singapore 189555
Thursday & Friday, 13 & 14 September 2007, 8:00 p.m.


Shirley Matsuda said...

are you going to the choir by any chance?? lucky you if you can go. it has been quite some time since I have been to any performing arts. The last one was "Wicked" a broadway performance in Chicago.

Shirley Matsuda said...

and that was a graduation gift from one of my good friend. :)

Yauming YMC said...

I'll probably be going tomorrow. Was suppose to go today but a friend needed some help.

Shirley Matsuda said...

Ohhh, lucky you!!!!!! pinch you!!! :P ops...Jealousy can be aggressive eh (^.^)"