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On the Breath of Angels

Where
Dumbarton Oaks Music Room
When
March 12  –  13, 2023

Most sixteenth- and seventeenth-century images of cornetto players depict angel musicians, often in the company of angelic voices, viols, violins, trombones, organs, and harps. Taking this image as a point of departure, Bruce Dickey and Hana Blažíková have developed a program mingling the voice and the cornetto with baroque violins, viola da gamba, theorbo, and keyboards. The ensemble performs music by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Francesco Cavalli, Giacomo Carissimi, Giovanni Bononcini, Alessandro Scarlatti, Erik Satie, and Ivan Moody.