Festa Italiana!
Songs and Dances of Renaissance Italy - June 10, 2017

Madregalia!! and the Pastyme Consort present "Festa Italiana!", a concert of songs, dances and sacred works from Renaissance and Early Baroque Italy on Saturday, June 10th, at 8:00 p.m. at All Saints' Episcopal Church, Dolores and Ninth in Carmel. This concert in Madregalia's 14th year explores music from Italy from the 16th and early 17th centuries, with lively madrigals, frottole, part songs and solos sung a cappella and with the Pastyme Consort of violas da gamba, recorders, harpsichord and percussion. We are pleased to feature guest artists Michael Peterson, harpsichord, Penny Hanna, viola da gamba and Kristen Thompson, xylophone. Short reception to follow. Admission $10 - students free.

Check out Robin McKee Williams review of last years concert, "Hold thy Peace!!"

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Our program:

  • La Mantovana (Zanetti)
  • L'innamoratto (Gastoldi)
  • Il bell'humore (Gastoldi)
  • Amor vittorios (Gastoldi)
  • All'arm', all'arm' (Agostini)
  • Basela un tratto (Anon.)
  • La listeltina (Zanetti)
  • Chi passa per 'sta strada (Azzaiolo)
  • Lirum bililirum (Mantovano)
  • Gentil madonna (Azzaiolo)
  • Ballo francese (Mainerio)
  • Poiche in van (Cara)
  • La Guamina (Guami/Pub. Banchieri)
  • Il bianco e dolce cigno (Arcadelt)
  • Con l'angelico riso (Verdelot)
  • Ohime (Monteverdi)
  • So ben mi ch'a bon tempo (Vecchi)
  • Aria del gran duca (Zanetti)
  • La nizzarda (Negri)
  • Lasciate i monte from l'Orfeo (Monteverdi)
  • Vi ricorda from l'Orfeo (Monteverdi)
  • Deus tuorum (Monteverdi)
  • Chiome d'oro (Monteverdi)
  • Beatus vir (Monteverdi)

Festa Italiana!

Prior Concerts

"Festa Italiana!" is Madregalia!!'s eighth public concert. For the programs of our prior concerts, please take a look at our Repertory page.