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Voice and Viol: History's Forgotten Dynamic Duo.

Lyracle

The rich traditions of accompanying a solo voice with a single viol in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Italy and England have been overshadowed in modern practice by accompanying the voice with plucked instruments. This program showcases this forgotten duo with selections by Caccini, Ganassi, Jones, Corkine, and contemporaries.

Lyracle is a new ensemble dedicated to historic performance practices featuring voice and viol-family instruments. Founders Ashley Mulcahy, mezzo-soprano, and James Perretta, viola da gamba, met as undergraduates at the University of Michigan School of Music and have collaborated for the past 6 years.

Ashley Mulcahy, mezzo-soprano
James Perretta, viola da gamba

 

1:15 - 2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church
50th St. and Park Avenue

 

Midtown Concerts sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier for anyone seeking a respite from the midtown hustle and bustle. Ensembles are chosen by a panel of early-music specialists from the metropolitan area.

Location:
The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church
50th St. and Park Avenue

Time: 1:15 - 2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.