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EXAUDI – Gesualdo | Cruel Ecstasy

4 February 2020 7:30 pm

Durham Cathedral, Chapter House
Palace Green, Durham. DH1 3RL

Internationally renowned for its performances of the radical edges of vocal chamber music – from the Renaissance avant-garde to the music of today – EXAUDI brings to MUSICON a programme focused on the extraordinary madrigals of Carlo Gesualdo. Expressively extreme, technically adventurous and vocally virtuosic, Gesualdo’s last two books of madrigals are astonishing in their shocking harmonic language, disorientating juxtapositions of mood and intense emotional impact. EXAUDI’s decade-long exploration of this music seeks to bring these qualities to vivid life, alongside two new works: Christopher Fox’s settings of Gramsci’s powerful Prison Notebooks, and a piece selected from MUSICON’s anniversary call-for-scores.

EXAUDI
James Weeks director

Programme
Carlo Gesualdo – Madrigals from Books V and VI
Christopher Fox – Canti del carcere (WP)
A work from MUSICON’s call for scores

A pre-concert talk with Dr. James Weeks will take place in the venue before the concert at 6:45pm.

Presented in collaboration with Durham Vocal Festival

Important Event Information

Doors Open: 6:30 pm
Ticket Prices: £10 adults, £4 students, £1 under 18s
Ticket Availability: Tickets will be on sale until 5pm on the day of the concert
Ticket Delivery: eticket – show on phone or give name on the door
Accessibility: Please get in touch to confirm arrangements

Details

Date:
4 February 2020
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
£1 – £10
Event Category:

Venue

Durham Cathedral, Chapter House
Palace Green, Durham. DH1 3RL
Website:
https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/

Tickets

100 available
Adult£10.00
100 available
Student£4.00
100 available
Under 18s£1.00