The Gonzaga Band

Saturday, 30 June at 7.30 pm

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‘The Trial of Marsyas’

Venetian music for solo voice, cornetts and violins by Monteverdi, Grandi, Castello, Marini, Tarditi.

The myth of the musical contest between Apollo and Marsyas was a source of great fascination for Renaissance musicians, artists and scholars. This was a contest the wind-playing Marsyas was destined to lose, but not until the Muses called the first round a draw and Apollo turned his lyre upside down, a feat Marsyas could not emulate on his aulos. This provides an apt metaphor for this programme, which explores the struggle for supremacy between wind and string players in the early seventeenth century.

Faye Newton soprano
Jamie Savan cornett
Helen Roberts cornett
Oliver Webber violin
Theresa Caudle violin
Steven Devine organ & harpsichord

Grand Canal

Tickets:£24£20 (numbered & reserved)£15 (unreserved)

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