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Elizabeth Kenny
Elizabeth Kenny

  • Event 21: Theorbo Fantasy
  • Thursday 11 July 9.15pm
    Elizabeth Kenny
    £25.00 (concessions £23.00 | under 35 £5.00)
    Undercroft, Merchant Adventurers' Hall

    Theorbo Fantasy: Old and new music for the long-necked lute

    At the end of the 16th century the lute underwent a metamorphosis in tuning and structure: in response to the heady swirl of ideas around reforming vocal music, players and makers were racing to see who could add presence, sound and a bit of pizazz to the instrument. The result was the chitarrone, or theorbo. This recital takes in the early avant-garde repertoire for the instrument of Kapsberger and Piccinini, as well as newer sounds from Sir James MacMillan, Benjamin Oliver and Nico Muhly.

    ‘the peerless lutenist Elizabeth Kenny’  The Guardian

    Supported by Hotel du Vin and Bistro

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