Join us for a multimedia performance, inspired by Jacopo de' Barbari's map of Venice. Music for voice and period instruments will be performed by ¡Sacabuche!; 16th-century texts read by Ann Waltner and John Watkins; and view projections of the Barbari map. The music features works by 16th-century Venetian composers, 17th-century Ottoman music, Sephardic folksong, and music by Kevin Morse composed for this performance.
¡Sacabuche!: Venetia 1500
Sunday, November 13, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church 511 Groveland Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
¡Sacabuche! is a premiere sackbut and vocal ensemble noted for its dedication to creative and engaging interpretations of early Baroque and late Renaissance masterpieces and for its willingness to explore multi-genre works.
Featured performer: Minnesota native and Grammy-award winning tenor Aaron Sheehan. Boston Globe has declared his voice "superb"! Washington Post: "polished" with a "lovely tone."
Support for Celebrating Venice: At the Center! has been provided by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation; the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul; the Associates of the James Ford Bell Library; the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World; the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries; and the University of Minnesota's Center for Medieval Studies, Center for Early Modern History, and the James Ford Bell Library.