EXAUDI – Gesualdo | Cruel Ecstasy
4 February 2020 7:30 pm
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.
James Weeks director
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.
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