Department of Music

Early Music Ensemble to Perform April 23rd

Virginia Tech's Early Music Ensemble, directed by Prof. John Howell, presents student soloists, chamber ensembles, and large ensembles in music of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries at 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, in Squires' Recital Salon.

The Singers will be featured in Italian frottole and madrigals by Josquin Desprez, Rossi of Mantua, and Claudio Monteverdi. Soprano Amanda Trent presents music of Handel, while violinist Ashley Keffer, recorderist Lorenza Cooper, oboist Megan Bradley, harpsichordist Daniel Corneliussen and cellist Jessica Brown offer an unusual quartet sonata by Fasche.

Larger works include one in the Venetian polychoral style by Berger, a mandolin concerto featuring Peter Grossman by Vivaldi and, in honor of Mozart's 250th birthday, the delightful Sinfonie in D composed when he was 16 years old.

The program is free and open to the public, and will be repeated the following evening for the residents of Warm Hearth Retirement Village.