Catcoustic Consort: Annalisa Pappano & Gail Anne Schroeder, viola da gamba; David Walker, theorbo; Elizabeth Motter, baroque triple harp
Catacoustic’s first concert of its 12th season features the timeless beauty of French baroque music. Internationally renowned viol player Gail Anne Schroeder will join Annalisa Pappano to perform music by Marais for two violas da gamba along with triple strung harp and theorbo. This concert is a partner event with the Constella Festival, and the week prior will be a featured event in Middfest in Middletown (middfestinternational.org). The music in this program is full of lush color and texture, like a French impressionist painting, although a featured character piece in this concert is “Le Tableau de l’Operation de la Taille,” which narrates the surgical procedure for the removal of a bladder stone.