7:30 - 9:30pm


Ganz Hall | 430 S. Michigan Ave, 7th floor, Chicago, IL 60605

Event type:

CCPA Performances


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About this event

Music Influenced by the Life & Art of Jacopo Tintoretto

A Collaboration with Incantare

The Newberry Consort closes the 2023-2024 season with Renaissance music influenced by the life and art of Venetian painter Jacopo Tintoretto. Curated by the musicians of Incantare, this visually and aurally sumptuous program explores music by Italian composers from the Venetian School, juxtaposing musical works by Andrea Gabrieli, Gioseffo Zarlino, Nicola Vicentino, Leonora Orsina, Madalena Casulana, Diego Ortiz, and Giovanni Priuli against visual art by Tintoretto and other Venetian artists such as Titian, Veronese, Bellini, and Bassano. A mixture of opulent antiphonal works for instruments and voices balances small-scale improvisatory solos, dances, and canzonas that mirror the richly-hued textures of the paintings.

Il Furioso will be presented as a sixteenth-century dialogo—a scripted pedagogical discourse in the style of Socrates, Machiavelli, and Castiglione—between Tintoretto and his daughter, the artist and musician Marietta Robusti, who was his favorite apprentice. Through Robusti’s questions and her father’s answers, the audience will learn about the music, the imagery, and life as an artist and musician in Renaissance Venice. Newberry Consort and Incantare musicians bring this music to life singing and playing instruments featured in the paintings, including viola da gamba, organ, violin, lute, and harpsichord.

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The Newberry Consort is an Ensemble-in-Residence at Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts.