ILLUSTRATED TALK: OLIVER WEBBER
York Early Music Festival: Event 3

Monday 12 July 5.00pm – 5.20pm
Free to ticket holders for either Monteverdi String Band event. Please book in advance.
Venue: NCEM, St Margarets Church, Walmgate

“Un non so che di frizzante: the madrigal as a cauldron of creativity”
Oliver Webber traces the madrigal’s poetic origins, explaining its role as a vehicle for musical experimentation, from Monteverdi’s transgressive madrigalian harmonies – used to such poignant effect in his operas – to the brilliant tradition of virtuoso vocal and instrumental ornamentation.

Patrons and Friends of the Festival are invited to join us immediately after event 3 for a welcoming drink in the gardens of the NCEM. Our first encounter for two years!

COVID GUIDANCE: As the Government Guidance for Venues who will be operating after 21st June has not yet been published, we are selling tickets on an unreserved basis – and at a reduced capacity. When purchasing your tickets, please book on the basis that you will be sitting with your household or support bubble (up to a maximum of 6) and be prepared to wear a mask. The NCEM will continue to ensure that it offers its customers a carefully considered covid-secure environment. As and when the Guidance is revised, this information will be updated.

Event Date: 12/07/2021 5:00 pm

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