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HOPKINSON SMITH, lute, in MAD DOG: Elizabethan Music for Lute by Holborne, Dowland, Johnson & Byrd

The Cambridge Society for Early Music
First Religious Society
27 School Street
Carlisle, MA Venue Information
Buy Tickets Thursday December 6, 2018 8:00 PM
Hopkinson Smith has been called the "supreme poet of the lute" and "the most charismatic lutenist in the world today." This program highlights English masterpieces from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (d. 1603), from the sprightly and humorous to the deeply sorrowing. John Dowland (d. 1626), the leading English lute composer of the era, is known for the pervading melancholy that filled his soul and found eloquent expression, but he wrote in a joyful vein as well. Two earlier English lutenists also wrote music of great invention and extraordinary depth: John Johnson (d. 1594) and Anthony Holborne (d. 1602). They were both virtuosos of the highest caliber, as the daring of their diminution techniques attests. Their works include rhapsodic pavans, rich in harmony and lyrical intensity, spirited galliards, striking character pieces (one of which is entitled "Mad Dog") and elaborate variations. Hopkinson Smith's recent CD of this music, "Mad Dog," has already won a prestigious Diapason d'Or award. Now you can enjoy this rare and imaginative music in person!


Ticket Information: All seats are General Admission. Please present e-receipt upon admission.

All venues - except The Salem Athenaeum - are wheelchair accessible.

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