Natural Highs: Male Voices in the Stratosphere
Friday, February 7, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (PST)
UC Berkeley, CA
Seating is on a first-come, first served basis. RSVPs will be honored until 15 minutes prior to start time. Please check in at the reservation table for priority entrance.
There will be a separate line for walk-up patrons who will be admitted 10 minutes prior to start time if seats are available.
What did castrati sound like, and why should we care? What is that voice type we call a countertenor? What is falsetto, and who said it was false? When did the sound of a man singing soprano stop projecting heroic force and become a sign of lovesickness? A discussion of the virility and power of high male voices, touching on trouser roles, the invention of the modern notion of the countertenor, and the stratospheric high notes of pop icons, led by Prof. James Davies, doctoral candidate John Kapusta, and Prof. Mary Ann Smart of the Department of Music.
Please note this does not include a ticket to the associated concert:
Venice Baroque Orchestra with Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor
, First Congregational Church
Works by Veracini, Porpora, Vivaldi, and Geminiani
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