English Epitaphs; The elegies of Purcell and the composers who inspired them
12 – 1 PM Thursday, June 9
LOPER CHAPEL, FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant), Berkeley, CA
Tickets available at the door. Price: $15 General / $5 Student
In this program, Jarring Sounds (Danielle Sampson, mezzo-soprano and Adam Cockerham, theorbo) will present elegies written by Henry Purcell for composers who helped shape the English song style. The elegies, written for Thomas Farmer, John Playford, and Matthew Locke, will be accompanied by characteristic songs from these influential composers, possibly the ones that compelled Purcell to write his tributes to these 17th century songwriters. In homage to Purcell himself, Jarring Sounds will premiere a new work by Kyle Hovatter, whose elegy to Purcell will be based on the words engraved on the English master’s tombstone. More information at jarringsounds.com
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