La Paix du Parnasse: French and Italian masterworks of the Baroque with Sonnambula
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 7:30pm
*Free event parking will be available in the Campus Drive lot directly across Anderson St. from the Rubenstein Arts Center.* Italian and French musical fashions wrestled for dominance in Europe throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Sonnambula violinist Jude Ziliak and gambist Amy Domingues, joined by guest harpsichordist Gabriel Benton, will present a rich sampling of each nation's most characteristic offerings, from the fiery and idiosyncratic works of the little-known Nicola Matteis to the sublime pathos of Couperin's chamber music for Louis XIV. Praised as "remarkable" and "superb" by the New Yorker, Sonnambula is a historically-informed ensemble that brings to light unknown music for various combinations of early instruments with the lush sound of the viol at the core. In 2019-2020, Sonnambula will make its debut at Early Music Ann Arbor, Houston Early Music, Duke University, Troy Friends of Chamber Music, and the Indianapolis Early Music Festival. Sonnambula held the position of Ensemble in Residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2018-2019, where they designed a site-specific series at The Cloisters Museum; the group is the first historically-informed ensemble to hold this position, typically given to a string quartet. This concert is part of the Rare Music series presented by DUMIC (Duke University Musical Instrument Collections).