The New Music
Caccini’s Le Nuove Musiche was one of the first publications to codify the dazzling vocal ornamentation typically improvised by singers of the pre-Baroque and which paved the way for Monteverdi’s groundbreaking opera L’Orfeo. In the 20th century, Benjamin Britten turned to Renaissance poetry for inspiration for his Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo for voice and piano, setting the texts with innovative compositional techniques that still sound fresh and modern today.
Baritone Sven Edward Olbash and pianist Kevin Korth present a recital of works by these three composers as a benefit for Lacuna Arts.
Monday, August 28 at 7 pm (doors at 6:30) at 55 Taylor, San Francisco