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Performing History with Eastman's Italian Baroque Organ - Day 3

October 24, 2015
10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester

The third day of the “Performing History” festival explores the music of Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726), one of the most widely renowned Italian musicians–and the most famous Jesuit composer–to go to the colonial New World. His music for the Jesuit missions became widely circulated in 18th-century South America. Roberto Antonello’s master class features Zipoli’s colorful organ works played by organ students from Eastman School of Music. The afternoon paper session explores themes of cross-cultural encounter and the musical and cultural trace of the Jesuits in South America. The evening concert presents Zipoli’s rarely performed Missa a S. Ignacio in a full reconstruction of the mass liturgy with choral motets and organ music by Zipoli and chant from contemporary sources.

Part of the Humanities Project, "Performing History: The Italian Baroque Organ and its Cultural Intersections."

Fountain Court, Memorial Art Gallery
10.00 AM-12.00 PM Organ Masterclass with Roberto Antonello: Organ Works of Zipoli and His Contemporaries

Auditorium, Memorial Art Gallery
2.00-5.00 PM Paper Session II:
Chairs: Daniel Zager (Eastman School of Music) and Pablo Sierra (University of Rochester)

Roberto Antonello (Conservatorio di Musica di Vicenza, Italy): Italian Influences in the Music of the Jesuit Reductions
Armando Carideo (Rome, Italy): The Jesuits and the Roman Organ Tradition
Curt Cadorette (University of Rochester, Religion and Classics): Eyes and See not; Ears and Hear not?: The Ambiguity of the Jesuits in Colonial Latin America.
Alfredo Colman (Baylor University): The Transplanted [Colonial] Harp: Master Symbol of Paraguayan Identity?

Fountain Court, Memorial Art Gallery
7:30 PM Concert: Domenico Zipoli: Missa a San Ignacio
Christ Church Schola Cantorum (directed by Stephen Kennedy), Nathan Laube (organ), and Publick Musick (baroque instruments)

All festival events are free and open to the public. Concert tickets must be reserved in advance, due to limited seating capacity. Please contact: Any remaining concert tickets will be made available at the door one hour before the concert starts.

Sponsored by the Humanities Project, University of Rochester School of Arts and Sciences.

Category: Humanities Project Events