Passamezzo Moderno, founded in 2005, is a period ensemble that performs the music of three centuries, from 1530 to 1830, and specializes in the virtuoso instrumental music of the 17th century. Its members are David Granger, dulcian and bassoon, Jonathan Davis, harpsichord and organ, and Edwin Huizinga and Adriane Post, violins. Passamezzo Moderno’s mission is to provide their audiences the highest caliber performances on period instruments in historically authentic style. We also are committed to broadening the knowledge and appeal of early music by combining brief lectures within the concerts and through educational outreach. Individual biographies of all the artists are available at www.passamezzomoderno.com.
Passamezzo Moderno will be joined by soprano Linda Tsatsanis and lutenist John Lenti from Seattle for its program entitled “Across the Alps.” The program explores the interwoven musical relationship of Italian and German composers during the beginning of the Baroque Era. The program opens with a sacred motet by Claudio Monteverdi, considered to be the greatest Italian composer of the 17th century. Four sacred works by Heinrich Schütz, considered to be the greatest German composer of the 17th century, are among the highlights of the program. Also featured is the music of Samuel Scheidt, Johann Hermann Schein, Dario Castello, Antonio Bertali, and others.
www.passamezzomoderno.com and on www.CDBaby.com and at iTunes. Passamezzo Moderno is an affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society and a member of Early Music America. Guest artists Linda Tsatsanis and John Lenti have been performing together since 2003. The duo created their Seattle based recital series and released their recording, “And I Remain: Three Love Stories,” in February 2009 on the Origin Classical label. It is available online at www.amazon.com and iTunes, as well as other sites.
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