The Strangers – Early Music Series 2016-2017

4 p.m. Sun., Apr. 2 at the Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake

Join The Strangers as we celebrate the Venetian Renaissance composer, liturgist, and promoter of the first polyphonic settings of Hebrew texts: Salomone Rossi.  As one of the earliest professional female Jewish singers in the Western world, his sister, Europa Rossi, is also remembered.  Four award-winning singers perform Rossi’s music in both Hebrew and Italian, alongside a featured chittarone.  With the recent passing of the five-hundredth anniversary, this unique concert commemorates the inauguration of the Venetian Ghetto (1516); sadly, the first of many ghettos like it, in Italy and in the world.