Stile Antico Will Join Folger Consort For PALESTRINA'S PERFECT ART at Washington National Cathedral

Jan 24, 2020 467

Folger Consort, the early music ensemble in residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library, performs two concerts of Palestrina's Perfect Art, February 7 and February 8, 2020 at 8pm in the Gothic nave of Washington National Cathedral. The music of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina is written in a style known as the Ars Perfecta, the "perfect" refinement of the musical art of the Renaissance.

His transcendent polyphonic works will be performed alongside music of lesser-known contemporaries, including such women as Raffaella Aleotti, Maddalena Casulana, Sulpitia Cesis, and Leonora d'Este. Folger Consort-led by Artistic Directors Robert Eisenstein (viola da gamba) and Christopher Kendall (theorbo)-will be joined by British vocal ensemble Stile Antico, the Renaissance brass instruments of Tesserae Baroque, and Webb Wiggins playing portative organ.

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