Sunday, May 19, 2013
| 3 pm
Museum Auditorium, East Building
$10 Museum members, students
Frances Blaker, recorders; David Wilson, baroque violin; Barbara Krumdieck, baroque cello; William Simms, theorbo and baroque guitar; Jennifer Streeter, harpsichord
Ensemble Vermillian is prized for its vivid interpretations of baroque-era music, performed with period instruments. A recent review notes that the group’s music is “so graceful and well recorded that listening to it is nearly a visual experience.”
The ensemble has crafted a thoughtful program that offers deep insights into four masterpieces from the Museum’s collection: Bernardo Strozzi’s Portrait of a Gentleman (circa 1625), Guido Reni’s Madonna and Child (circa 1628), and Rubens and workshop’s The Bear Hunt (1639) and The Holy Family with Saint Anne (circa 1630). Strozzi in fact painted the portrait of featured composer Claudio Monteverdi.
Docent-led tours of featured works of art are offered at 1:45 pm. Tour reservations are required by Friday before the concert. For reservations call Christine Molesky, assistant coordinator of adult programs, at (919) 664-6785.