Faye Newton soprano
Pamela Thorby recorder
Susanna Pell viol
Jacob Heringman lute
Inspired by, and reflecting, the combination of instruments shown in Titian's painting entitled “Venus and Cupid with a Lute Player” (1555-65) on display at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, a programme of Italian Renaissance vocal and instrumental music will be performed by members of the Northern Early Music Collective on Saturday 30 April at 7.15 pm.
This marvellous painting is of particular interest from a musical point of view, in that it presents clear and realistic depictions of mid sixteenth-century instruments and musical part books. The programme takes these elements as a starting point, and centres on Italian (mainly Venetian) secular music of the sixteenth century, with special emphasis on love songs and on the repertoire of the middle of the century, the time in which the painting was created, by composers including Verdelot, Willaert, Ganassi, Ortiz and Arcadelt.
Tickets: £25, £20 (concessions and Friends of The Fitzwilliam Museum) including pre-concert refreshments available from 01223 332904 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This concert is promoted in partnership with The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and will be performed in front of the painting.