Cavalier Consort - Royal Chamber Music: Intimate Music from the Royalist Courts

Jun 17 2014 - 8:00pm


St. Peter's Church
320 Boston Post Rd
Weston, MA
United States
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Performers and/or Faculty: 
Karen Burciaga & Emily Dahl (violins), James Williamson & David Hunt (viols), Alastair Thompson (keyboards)

This program brings to light the music of the turbulent era surrounding the English Civil War. Some of the works are directly influenced by historical circumstances, while other are more abstract. Composers of the previous generation integrated Italian influences into the English viol consort tradition. The composers featured in this program took that language to another level of expressivity and virtuosity. Through music the composers expressed the trouble and turmoil of their “distracted times”.
Presented By: 
The Society for Historically Informed Performance
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