Early Music Now Presents Galileo’s Daughters
The first half of the concert, titled “Perpetual Motion: Revolutions in 17th-Century Science & Music,” consists of variegated works of the Italian Renaissance apropos to this theme. Works include “Juno at the Plain of the Erymanthus River” from the opera La Calisto by Francesco Cavalli (1602-76), “Lamento d’Arianna” from the lost opera Arianna by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), “Vestiva i colli” by Vincenzo Galilei (1520-91), the famous astronomer’s father, and works by Frescobaldi, Purcell and others.
The second half of the concert, as Early Music Now Director Charles Q. Sullivan explains, “will be a brief survey of the musical scope of the three musicians, including some of Ronn McFarlane’s music from his Grammy-nominated crossover CD.”
At the Helene Zelazo Center on the campus of UW-Milwaukee on Sept. 26.