|PIFFARO: The Renaissance Band |
Joan Kimball and Bob Wiemken, artistic directors
Wednesday, October 30th
7:00pm - 10:00pm
"Party Like It's 1587" a tribute to Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge’s commitment to fostering performance of Renaissance music in the United States. "This evening’s triple bill samples some of the most popular trends and performance styles from the period. The party begins as combined brass choirs of the United States Navy Band exult antiphonal music by Italian composers Giovanni Gabrieli and Carlo Gesualdo. On their shawms, sackbuts, dulcians, bagpipes and drums, Piffaro, performing music by Dufay, Ockeghem and Clemens non Papa, gives a taste of the 16th-century equivalent of a modern-day rock band. Boston-based vocal ensemble Blue Heron performs choral gems by Dufay, Ockeghem and Sweelinck. The forces combine for a jubilant finale to the Library’s version of a Renaissance fair (turkey legs not included!)."
Library of Congress
10 First Street, SE
Metro: Capitol South