Dowland’s Grand Tour: Paul O’Dette, lute
September 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm ET
September 27, 2020@ 4 pm ET
Our regional world-renowned lutenist performs music of English lutenist John Dowland, as well as the music he encountered on his travels around Europe in the early 17th century. Music by Huwet, Molinaro, Dowland himself, and more.
Throughout his career, Dowland showed a keen interest in the music of a wide range of European composers. Beginning with his apprenticeship to Sir Henry Cobham in Paris from 1580 to 1584, he heard and studied the lute and vocal music of leading French composers. He also traveled through Italy and Germany, where he had the opportunity to meet and hear many composers and lutenists, Dowland borrowed ideas from each of them to add richness and variety to his own music.
This concert will be presented online, with live chat with the artist. Please check here on the days of the concerts to get the link for the concert; OR you can sign up by clicking on the Notify Me button below to receive notification of the links on September 25 and 27.
The time zone for this concert is Eastern Daylight Time. This concert is a collaboration with Pegasus Early Music.
Greetings to all from NYS Baroque!
Nonetheless, let’s make some musical lemonade out of lemons. We all need music, and our artists are eager to perform for you. We are very pleased to announce our virtual online season with real musicians and real music! We’ve put together some different kinds of events, and you’ll be able to enjoy them all on your home screen. Our season is listed to the right.
Here’s a Preview Playlist!
Early Music and Black Lives Matter
At this time, America is literally burning from the inside out, and black people are struggling for their lives after centuries of continued injustice. It will take more than music to heal the outrage, violence, and sorrow of the past weeks and centuries; it will take real work from all of us, including NYS Baroque.
This is our responsibility. NYS Baroque, recognizing that early music was largely written by white male Christian Europeans, needs to do more to promote anti-racism and social justice. We will:
- program more early music by composers of color
- hire more professional artists of color, and strive to make our Board more diverse
- engage critically with the cultural and social contexts for our programming
- redouble our efforts in our new young artist program to recruit emerging musicians of color who are interested in early music
Although the music that we perform and you love is from centuries ago, we have to remember that we live in the modern world. We, as the Board of NYS Baroque and the face of our organization, all have work to do to, to stand against racism, recognize unconscious bias, erase disparities, and promote justice. We believe Black Lives Matter, and we support movements for positive change. With our music, we want to offer hope and inspiration, support and strength to all who are suffering in these distressing times.