Il Lauro Verde

The Blossoming of the Italian Baroque

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February 23 – 25, 2018
Folger Theatre

With its title “the green laurel” taken from a 1584 book of madrigals, this program explores the growth of Italian musical style from Renaissance to Baroque, including virtuoso instrumental versions of madrigals and the songs themselves, as well as the new monodies of Monteverdi, Luzzasco Luzzaschi, and other 17th-century luminaries. With violin, viol, lute, and soprano Jolle Greenleaf and additional special guests from Italy—instrumentalists Marcello Mazzetti and LivioTicli from the Palma Choralis Ensemble, based in Brescia in the Lombardi region of northern Italy.

Music that will appear on this program includes:

Madrigals, monodies, laments, and other vocal works by Girolamo Frescobaldi, Giovanni Battista da Gagliano, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger, Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Luca Marenzio, Pietro Maria Marsolo, Claudio Monteverdi, and Giovanni Maria Nanino.

Opera excerpts, including selections from Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo by Emilio de’ Cavalieri and Euridice by Giulio Caccini.

Instrumental works, including dances and sonatas by Francesco Bendusi, Biagio Marini, and Salamone Rossi.

Folger Consort gratefully acknowledges the kind support of our sponsors. For a full list of Consort sponsors, please visit our Sponsors page.

Who's Who

Violin, Viola
Viol, Violin
Voice, Lute, Viola da Gamba
Voice, Harpsichord

Read through the program for Il Lauro Verde.