From Ghetto to Cappella
Interfaith Exchanges in the Music of Baroque Italy
Ensemble L’Aura Soave Cremona
Jessica Gould, soprano e Noa Frenkel, contralto
Diego Cantalupi, lute
Rodney Prada, viola da gamba
Kenneth Hamrick, harpsichord
Unaccompanied Hebrew chants, works of Strozzi, Marcello, Salamone Rossi and others attest to a lively exchange of musical ideas during a time of great oppression.
Our original program, which commemorates the 500th anniversary of the construction of the Venetian Ghetto, which opened the season of musical events at the Great Synagogue of Florence in June, will be part of the La Serenissima Festival presented by Carnegie Hall in February 2017.
We are honored to have the privilege of presenting our program in the awe-inspiring Teatro all'Antica of Sabbioneta, constructed in 1590 by Vincenzo Gonzaga, and one of three extant Renaissance theaters left in the world today.