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Ensemble Lucidarium

July 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

| £25

Music for a Merchant:
Sounds from Shylock’s Venice

What would Shylock have heard as he walked the streets of La Serenissima? Probably a lively mishmash of songs in Italian, Yiddish, Hebrew and Spanish, mixed with music that Jews and Gentiles alike would have enjoyed while celebrating baptisms, circumcisions and weddings. Perhaps he would have known Elias Bachur Levita, the exuberant Yiddish scholar, or maybe Leon Modena, the alchemist, poet, Rabbi, musician and pathological gambler. In this concert commemorating the 500th anniversary of the establishment of the Venetian Ghetto and the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, music from the Jewish Italian liturgy – Venetian laudi, sung poems by Elias Bachur Levita, dances, villanelle ebraiche and other carnival pieces join with readings from contemporary Venetian documents to conjure a colourful corner of the 16th-century world.

Details

Date:
July 8
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
£25
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/ensemble%20lucidarium/info

Venue

Jack Lyons Concert Hall
University of York, York, YO10 5DD United States
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Phone:
01904658338
Website:
tickets.ncem.co.uk

Organizer

National Centre for Early Music
Phone:
01904 632220
Email:
Website:
http://www.ncem.co.uk

Other

Contact Name
Rose Hall
Contact Phone
01904658338

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