Jewish Ghettos of Baroque Italy
Daphna Mor,recorder & vocals
In 1600, Italy was home to a fascinating melting pot of Jews from northern Europe, Spain, North Africa, and the Middle East. Though confined to crowded ghettos, the Italian Jews enlivened Italy with a vibrant mix of Sephardic and Ashkenazi musical traditions. In Venice and Mantua, Jewish and Catholic composers such as Salamone Rossi, Claudio Monteverdi, and Benedetto Marcello worked side by side and influenced each other. Our 15 musicians weave a musical tapestry, from prayer to feasting. Hebrew chants and baroque settings of the Psalms meet instrumental virtuosity – including a sparkling Sammartini concerto featuring Israeli recorder virtuoso Daphna Mor.
2021/03/20 - 2021/03/20
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Pre-Concert ZOOM Talks
Don’t miss the lively discussion with AF’s Visiting Scholar, Dr. Thomas Forrest Kelly of Harvard University. Choose Thursday 3/18 or Saturday 3/20 at 1:00pm. A ZOOM link will be sent to all ticket holders for these concerts.
Post-Concert VIRTUAL LOBBY
Meet 2-3 of the featured the artists in our new Q&A ZOOM discussions – Sunday 3/21 (for patrons who attend the live concert) and Tuesday 3/30 at 7:30pm (for patrons who watch the video at home). Sit down with a glass of wine for 30 minutes and toast the musicians on their performance!