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Annual Meeting for the Society of Seventeenth-Century Music

Presented by Princeton University Music Department

date & time

Thu, Apr 4, 2024
6:00 pm
- Sun, Apr 7, 2024
11:00 am

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Admission to the concerts is free; Princeton staff, faculty, and students who wish to attend the conference are asked to pre-register. Click here to Register for event

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The Society for Seventeenth-Century Music (SSCM) will hold its annual meeting this spring at the Princeton University, April 4-7, 2024.  Hosted by the Department of Music, with the support of the Program in Human Values, the Council of the Humanities, the Program in Italian Studies, the Department of Art and Archaeology, the Department of French and Italian, and the Department of Comparative Literature, the conference will feature three days of scholarly presentations, a dance workshop, lightening talks for graduate students, and two concerts, including excerpts from Wendy Heller’s new critical edition (Bärenreiter) Cavalli’s Veremonda l’amazzone di Aragona (1652), featuring guest countertenor Lawrence Zazzo, musicians and singers from Early Music Princeton, conducted by Michael Pratt; and a concert by the Princeton University Chamber Choir (“Music in Memoriam: Singing about Death in Moscow, Salzburg, Dresden, Constantinople, and London”), presented by the Princeton University Chamber Choir, conducted by Gabriel Crouch, with the Washington Cornet and xSackbut Ensemble, directed by Michael Holmes.   The conference sessions will be held primarily in Taplin Auditorium.

Admission to the concerts is free; Princeton staff, faculty, and students who wish to attend the conference are asked to pre-register.  Click here to Register for event

The SSCM Conference at Princeton is co-sponsored by the Humanities Council, Italian Studies,University Center for Human Values, Art & Archeology Department, Society for Seventeenth-Century Music,  Department of French & Italian, and Comparative Literature.

Paper Sessions:

Friday, April 5-9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Saturday, April 6- 9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Sunday, April 7- 9:00-11:00 AM Taplin Auditorium

Concerts:
Thursday, April 4 at 6:00pm

Introducing Francesco Cavalli’s Veremonda, l’amazzone di Aragona (1652)

Location: Forum, Lewis Center for the Arts

Free, Unticketed

Schedule

  • 6:00-6:30 PM: Panel discussion-: Ottomans, Venetians, and the Politics of Cavalli’s Veremonda
  • 6:30-7:30 PM: Concert-An Evening with Veremonda

Performers

Sara Hagenbuch (soprano); Brendan T. Sperling (soprano); Emma Simmons (mezzo-soprano); Emma George (mezzo-soprano); Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek (mezzo-soprano); and guest artist Lawrence Zazzo (countertenor).

Narrator, Wendy Heller

Early Music Princeton, Wendy Young Director 

EMP Singers, Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, EMP Chamber Players, Nancy Wilson, Director

The Cavalli Players, Conducted by Michael Pratt

 

Friday, April 5 at 8:00pm

Music in Memoriam: Singing about Death in Moscow, Salzburg, Dresden, Constantinople, and London

Location: Princeton University Chapel

Free, Unticketed

Performers

Princeton University Chamber Choir

with the Washington Cornett and Sackbutt ensemble, directed by Gabriel Crouch & Michael McCormick

 

Click here for the SSCM Conference Schedule


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