Here are some photos from the October 13, 2019 concert “Sospiri da Morte” at the Church of Saint Matthew.
Event details previously posted here:
Sospiri da Morte
A Concert of Baroque Music
2 pm, Sunday, October 13, 2019
Church of St. Matthew
510 Hall Ave, St. Paul, MN 55107
Free admission / Entrada gratis
About Sospiri da Morte:
Sospiri da Morte is an exploration of 17th century musical expressions of death and loss from around the world. From plaintive laments to jaunty ciacconas, Sospiri will present many views of death, from Seicento Italy, Spain, and Latin America. The program includes works by Romero, Sances, Landi, Monteverdi, Strozzi, Marini, and more.
About the group Sospiri:
Sospiri is a baroque ensemble based out of St. Paul, Minnesota offering evocative performances that combine voices with period instruments in repertoire centered around the 17th century. Artists in the ensemble strive to use historically-informed practices, consulting treatises and musical editions of the period, and using ornamentation and improvisation when appropriate. Sospiri particularly aims to follow the baroque ideal of moving the affections by heightening emotional contrasts in the text and music, while also exploring the playful aspects of the baroque in its canzonettas, villanelles, and ciacconas.
Artists (full bios and headshots on website):
Nerea Berraondo, Mezzo-Soprano
Janna Kysilko, Soprano
Phillip Rukavina, Lute and Theorbo
Bruce Jacobs, Portative Organ
Dick Hensold, Flauto Dolce
Joe Dolson, Baroque Violin