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pindrop sessions 18: from afar the sweet light / blue heron choir + mayor j...

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AERONAUT, in partnership with WCRB and WGBH, is thrilled to invite you to the pindrop sessions. Please join us in our Somerville taproom for this one-night-only event:

pindrop sessions 18

from afar the sweet light
blue heron choir

sunday, 3 november 2019, 7pm

aeronaut brewery, 14 tyler st., somerville, ma 02143

tickets:

$10 (early bird)
$20 (general admission)
$25 (general admission + pindrop glassware + 5 oz. beer)
$30 (premium seating) [SOLD OUT]
$35 (premium seating + pindrop glassware + 5 oz. beer) [SOLD OUT]

season three subscriptions (remaining events):
$120 (all seven events including this one)
$180 (all seven remaining events including this one, premium seating)

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This event will feature a specially commissioned AERONAUT beer using yeast from a town in Belgium close to the birthplace of 15th century composer Johannes Ockeghem, whose music will be performed by Blue Heron.

Joining us to recite Medieval Italian is Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone!

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Winner of the 2018 Gramophone Classical Music Award for Early Music (the first non-European group to win the award), Blue Heron (Scott Metcalfe, dir.) has been acclaimed by The Boston Globe as “one of the Boston music community’s indispensables” and hailed by Alex Ross in The New Yorker for the “expressive intensity” of its interpretations.

Blue Heron, in collaboration with Jessie Ann Owens (Distinguished Professor Emeritus, UC Davis), has undertaken a project to study, perform, and record Cipriano de Rore’s first book of madrigals, I madrigali a cinque voci of 1542. Despite the collection’s seminal importance in the history of the madrigal and the considerable attention it has received in the scholarly literature, primarily on account of its unprecedented organization of a sonnet cycle into polyphonic settings ordered by mode, the set has never been recorded in its entirety and few of the twenty individual madrigals have ever been recorded at all.

The project received initial support from a Noah Greenberg Award conferred by the American Musicological Society in 2015. According to the AMS, “The Noah Greenberg Award was established by the Trustees of the New York Pro Musica Antiqua in memory of their founder and first director. The award is intended as a grant-in-aid to stimulate active cooperation between scholars and performers by recognizing and fostering outstanding contributions to historical performing practices.”

Following an extensive period of preparation and performance, beginning with the creation of a new edition of the music, Blue Heron recorded half of the madrigals in the summer of 2018. The remaining ten were recorded in June 2019 and the 2-CD set was released in September 2019.

The singers for the project are Margot Rood, Martin Near, Owen McIntosh, Jason McStoots, Sumner Thompson, and Paul Guttry. We have worked closely with Alessandro Quarta on pronunciation and declamation. Mr. Quarta has also recorded spoken readings of the poetic texts to accompany the madrigal settings.

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pindrop is...

a ticketed, classical-ish performance series taking place the first Sunday night of every month at the AERONAUT taproom in Somerville, MA, shining light on the ridiculous pleasure of collective listening. No stodginess, no competing sound–just sweet, shared silence, beautiful beers, and beautiful people. Please stay for an after-party with the artists.

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The pindrop sessions are offered in partnership with WGBH, public broadcasting for New England, and supported by 99.5 WCRB, Classical Radio Boston.

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