Upcoming Concerts

Musica Nova: Music in Venice from Willaert to Monteverdi

The installation of Adrian Willaert as maestro di cappella at the Basilica of St. Mark in Venice in 1527 was one of the most consequential hirings in 16th-century European music. Alongside his efforts to revitalize musical life in the cathedral, Willaert was also a musical innovator, especially through the publication of his monumental Musica Nova, wherein he helped to establish a more direct (and, to 21st-century ears, more familiar) relationship between texts and music. After Willaert’s tenure, the positions of maestro di cappella and organist were filled by musicians still highly regarded today, especially the Gabrielis and Monteverdi. Convivium’s program explores the history of music-making in Venice from the time of Willaert’s reforms to the last gasps of the stile antico.

Saturday, June 1, 2019  8 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church, Worcester
Maps/Directions: Google Maps

Sunday, June 2, 2019  4 PM
United Parish, Brookline
Maps/Directions: Google Maps

Saturday, June 15, 2019  12 PM
Old West Church, Boston
Maps/Directions: Google Maps

Our June 15 performance is a part of the Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) Fringe Concert Series and therefore free to attend; a suggested $15 donation is welcome.

Buy tickets