Such Sweete Melodie – Early Music Series

4 p.m. Sun., Feb. 9 at the Byron Colby Barn

Photo courtesy of Such Sweete Melodie

A hundred years before Vivaldi and Telemann, European composers were creating the music that ushered in the Baroque and Classical periods. Monteverdi made vocalists soar, Tarquinio Merula rebalanced musical minimalism and Schmelzer’s violin virtuosity resulted in the Stylus Phantasticus.

Such Sweete Melodie¬†explores this intoxicating 17th century music with Lindsay Adams, one of the Midwest’s most sought-after vocalists; Alice Culin-Ellison, Baroque violinist; and a 17th continuo band including theorbo, lute, violone, Baroque guitar, lirone, and an original 1590 Italian virginal.

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 younger than 16 are admitted free. Audience members are welcome to bring a bottle of wine to share with friends.