( Sun., Nov. 21, 2010 )
Performed by Selected singers from Duke and Durham choirs, Piffaro Renaissance Band, & instrumentalists from the Duke Collegium Musicum, Rodney Wynkoop, director
Duke University Chapel, 401 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Monteverdi: 1610 Vespers for the Blessed Virgin (Vespro della Beata Virgine)
Note: “There will be two lectures given by Professor Jeffrey Kurtzman (Washington University in St. Louis) in connection with this performance. On Friday, November 19, Prof. Kurtzman will give a lecture entitled 'The Context of Monteverdi's Vespro della Beata Vergine: A complex of circumstances and unresolved questions' at 4:30 pm in the Mary Duke Biddle Music Building on Duke's East Campus. On Sunday afternoon, November 21, Prof. Kurtzman will give a pre-concert lecture, 'The Monteverdi Vespers of 1610: What is it and why did Monteverdi publish it?' at 3 pm in 0016 Westbrook Bldg, next to Duke Chapel. Both lectures are free and open to the public.”
$20, students $5.