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Starry Messenger


  • Folger Shakespeare Theatre Washington, DC (map)

The late 16th century saw a revolution in musical practice in Italy—“old style” Renaissance compositions gave way to the innately dramatic music of the early Baroque. Folger Consort celebrates this age of revelations with music of the spheres—dramatic songs by Monteverdi, lute music by Galileo’s father Vincenzo Galilei, and brilliant early violin sonatas and keyboard pieces. With guest string players Risa Browder and John Moran, harpsichordist Webb Wiggins, and renowned soprano Julianne Baird.

Earlier Event: March 31
La Grande Fete
Later Event: April 1
Blossom Kite Festival