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Dark Horse Consort – Wanderlust
July 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Follow the misadventures of an English gentleman as he embarks on a continental Grand Tour adventure in search of love and fulfillment. Our hero’s travelogue includes springtime consort songs by Alfonso Ferrabosco and William Byrd, Erasmus Widmann’s beguiling German dances dedicated to women, the wooing songs of the Italian gondolieri, and sultry airs espangnol.
Performers include Chelsie Propst, soprano; Kiri Tollaksen and Alex Opsahl, cornetto; Greg Ingles, Mack Ramsey, and Erik Schmalz, sackbut; and Charles Weaver, lute.
The early music ensemble Dark Horse Consort is dedicated to unearthing the majestic late Renaissance and early baroque repertoire for brass instruments. Inspired by the bronze horse statues in Venice’s famed St. Mark’s Basilica, the ensemble attempts to recreate the glorious sounds of composers such as Giovanni Gabrieli, Claudio Monteverdi and Heinrich Schütz. Dark Horse often expands to include vocalists and strings, which when combined recreates the rapturous kaleidoscope that was the sound of the early seventeenth century instrumental ensemble.
Presented with support from the UW–Madison Department of German, Nordic and Slavic and in partnership with Early Music Now.