5 2019

Ensemble Lucidarium: Sounds from Shylocks' Venice

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Lawrence Family JCC | JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS 4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Mindy Shipon

$ Cost $ 38.00

“Sounds from Shylock's Venice” conjures the soundscape of a day in the life of Shylock, in and out of the Jewish quarter, in the vibrant, colorful world that was Renaissance Venice. The music is a combination of poems by Jewish authors that the ensemble has set to music, liturgical works, and the music that all Venetians, Jews or not, would have enjoyed while celebrating; combined with texts of Venice Senate declarations, the Inquisition records, and selections from Leon Modena's autobiography. Based in Geneva and Milan, Lucidarium specializes in bringing little-known repertoires from the Renaissance and Middle Ages back to life in an entertaining, engaging way designed for a 21st century public. This unique combination of cutting-edge research and high-energy, spontaneous performance-style has earned them kudos from the international press. “Pure energy on period instruments”-Gramophone