I Fagiolini: Leonardo
Shaping the Invisible
Tuesday 12 March 7.30pm
RNCM Concert Hall
Programme to include:
Thomas Tallis Salvator mundi
Herbert Howells O saviour of the world
Josquin des Prez Agnus Dei from Missa L’homme armé sexti toni
J S Bach The Art of Fugue BWV 1080 Contrapunctus I
Claudio Monteverdi Era l’anima mia
Tomás Luis de Victoria Alma redemptoris mater
Edmund Rubbra Amicus meus
Adrian Williams/Gillian Clarke Shaping the invisible (new commission)
Robert Hollingworth director
2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci. Alongside his art, science and inventions, Leonardo was himself a musician, he invented a musical instrument – the viola organista – and, in his writings, he described music as ‘shaping the invisible’.
Introduced by Professor Martin Kemp, this immersive concert with projections matches Da Vinci’s iconic art with vocal masterworks, illuminating the images through the prism of music.
2019 is also the 50th anniversary of more recent scientific endeavours, the Moon landing and Concorde’s first flight. Shaping the invisible culminates in a new commission on a theme of Leonardo and scientific endeavour with poetry by Gillian Clarke and music by Adrian Williams.
This is the first performance of this new project by I Fagiolini, an ensemble with a reputation for pioneering live events.
Students/Under 18s £5
Photo credit: Matt Brodie
Tuesday 12 March 6.30pm
A performance championing music written and performed by women.
Free admission, no ticket required