04.07.14 19:30, Howard Theatre, Downing College, Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1DQ; £20, £15
Jewish Music for Viols
“In fourteen hundred and ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue”, but 1492 was also the year in which the Spanish finally succeeded in expelling the Moors and the Jews from the Iberian peninsula. The viol, invented by Jewish musicians, was fostered at the court of Isabella d’Este in Italy to which they had fled. This exciting concert combines music of the Bassano and Lupo dynasties with Orlando Gough’s tripartite piece Birds on Fire.
Generously sponsored by the Howard Foundation