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SalonEra: The Orpheus Myth

April 19, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Program includes

Luiz Bonf├í (1922 – 2001)
“Manh├ú de Carnaval”

Maurice Greene (1696 – 1755)
“Orpheus and his lute”

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
“Si dolce il tormento”

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)
“Orpheus with his lute”

and excerpts from:

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 – 1764)

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643 – 1704)
Orphée descente aux enfers


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April 19, 2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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