Dowland’s Grand Tour: Paul O’Dette, lute

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.