Viol Vignettes: Music of Forgotten Viol Players
September 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$25
“Viol Vignettes: Music of Forgotten Viol Players” tells the stories of viol players and singers whose musical experiences aren’t typically the focus of modern-day concert programs.
In this program, you’ll meet
- Ann Ford (1737-1824), a London socialite who started her own concert series to support herself after fleeing from her father and an unwanted suitor.
- Dudley Ryder (1691-1756), a law student in London, whose 1715-1716 diary invites us to celebrate the centuries-old joy of making music just for the fun of it.
- Mancio Ito, Miguel Chijiwa, Martino Hara, Juliano Nakaura, and other students at Jesuit schools in Japan (c.1560-1613) who became accomplished viol players and singers.
Get to know these viol players through music that we know they played or that they likely knew, including works by old favorites like Handel and Lully and could-be-new-favorites like John Weldon and Damião de Goís.
Actor Danielle Boivin will help give voice to these forgotten musicians with short dramatic readings by them or their contemporaries.
Ashley Mulcahy, mezzo-soprano; James Perretta, viol; Arnie Tanimoto, viol
Light refreshments will be served.