16th century Venice was vibrant with music and art, though declining in commercial and military power. Ottaviano Petrucci’s music publications – the first to feature polyphony using movable type – were enormously popular and helped establish Franco-Flemish music as the dominant style for the next century.
Secret of the Muses (Stephanie Sheffield, soprano; Patrick O’Malley, recorder; Joel Spears, lute; Phillip Serna, viol) explores “Music from Petrucci’s Press” featuring Alexander Agricola, Tromboncino, Cara, Spinacino, and Dalza.
This performance is part of the Early Music Series. Admission is $18 for adults and is available at the door only via cash or check (no credit cards). To inspire early appreciation for the arts, children under 16 are admitted free. Audience members are welcome to bring a bottle of wine to share with friends.