November 27: Ciaramella
Ciaramella performs music of the German Renaissance – works from the Glogauer Liederbuch and Neusidler collections, and by composers Senfl and Isaac, in celebration of the exhibition Renaissance and Reformation: German Art in the Age of Dürer and Cranach.
Ciaramella ventures toward modern times with intoxicating dance melodies from musicians who lived from the 1500s into the Baroque era. Ground bass patterns underlie all of this music; sometimes one can hear it clearly and sometimes the ground bass line is veiled within the polyphony. Ciaramella performs on shawms, recorders, bagpipes, sackbuts, plucked-string instruments and percussion, improvising florid polyphony in the manner of the Burgundian alta capella ensembles that piped across Renaissance Europe. The Cleveland Plain Dealer praised the group for performing intricate 15th-century counterpoint “with the ease of jazz musicians improvising on a theme.”
Sunday at 6pmBing Theater | Free, no reservations required
Live Stream | At concert time only