Un Concerto per Barberini: In Stile Moderno at the 2019 BEMF Fringe
Agnes Coakley Cox, soprano
Nathaniel Cox, cornetto
Ben Katz, harpsichord
Thursday, June 13, 2:00 pm
Moseley Hall at the Church of the Advent, 30 Brimmer Street, Boston
The Church of the Advent is accessible from Red Line stop Charles/MGH, or a pleasant 16-minute walk from the BEMF exhibition!
Moseley Hall is wheelchair-accessible.
Suggested donation: $20, $10 for reduced income
In the 1620s, Francesco Barberini was one of the most powerful men in Rome. At the age of 26 he was made a cardinal by his uncle, Pope Urban VIII, and he used his money and influence to become one of the leading art patrons of his day. Among the many artists in his employ were the harpsichordist Girolamo Frescobaldi and the theorbist Hieronymus Kapsberger. These two virtuosi were considered the leading performers on their respective instruments and were both skilled and innovative composers. In addition to solo music for harpsichord and theorbo, this program features instrumental canzone, sacred motets, and secular monody.
In Stile Moderno is pleased to appear on the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe and proud to be part of Boston's thriving early music scene! Welcome, friends old and new!