Our mission is to educate, inspire and foster music appreciation on the part of the public through historically informed performances of Baroque chamber music. The Seicento Baroque Ensemble emphasizes education for singers, instrumentalists, and the public of all ages about the Baroque period in history, in particular its music, composers, compositions and performance practices.
A note from our Artistic Director Emeritus ♫
Il Festino nella sera del giovedi grasso avanti cena (The Feast on the Evening of Fat Thursday Supper) was published in Venice in 1608. As was customary for the time, the music by composer Adriano Banchieri was distributed in five part books — separately bound music — for Canto, Canto II, Alto, Tenore and Basso. It became one of the most famous madrigal comedies, a genre popular from the end of the 16th century into the 1630s. The light-hearted music is a series of short madrigals that provide a sequence of cameos, with bawdy jokes, wisecracks, diversions, yearnings of love, exuberant jollities of drinking scenes and animal vocalizations. Read more…
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