Starry Messenger (2017)

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Folger Consort performed Starry Messenger from March 31 to April 2, 2017 in the Folger's Elizabethan Theatre.

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The late 16th century saw a revolution in musical practice in Italy—“old style” Renaissance compositions gave way to the innately dramatic music of the early Baroque. Folger Consort celebrated this age of revelations with music of the spheres—dramatic songs by Monteverdi, lute music by Galileo’s father Vincenzo Galilei, and brilliant early violin sonatas and keyboard pieces. With guest string players Risa Browder and John Moran, harpsichordist Webb Wiggins, and renowned soprano Julianne Baird.


Folger Consort

Artistic Directors

  • Robert Eisenstein: Violin
  • Christopher Kendall: Lute

Guest Artists

  • Julianene Baird: Soprano
  • Risa Browder: Violin
  • John Moran: Cello
  • Webb Wiggins: Harpsichord

For further information, please visit the Folger site to learn more