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Songs of Love & Death: Madrigals by Cipriano de Rore
Presented in partnership with the American Musicological Society

Friday, November 1, 2019 • 7:30 PM

District Hall
75 Northern Avenue
Boston MA 02110

An evening of madrigals from I madrigali a cinque voci by Cipriano de Rore, celebrating the release of Blue Heron’s world-premiere recording of the complete book. Cipriano’s 1542 publication, conceived as a poetic cycle and organized by mode, features sonnets by Petrarch set in a complex and breathtakingly beautiful web of polyphony. The project was launched by the 2015 Noah Greenberg Award bestowed by the American Musicological Society on Professor Jessie Ann Owens and Blue Heron. Read more about De Rore and the project.

BLUE HERON (Scott Metcalfe, director)
Margot Rood
Martin Near
Owen McIntosh
Jason McStoots
Sumner Thompson
Paul Guttry

Mario Moroni, reader

Introductory remarks by Jessie Ann Owens (Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of California, Davis)