Closing Concert: Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610

Saturday, June 22 • 7:30 pm
Sandra Levine Theatre

Sarah Belk Gambrell Center for the Arts and Civic Engagement
Queens University of Charlotte

2319 Wellesley Avenue, Charlotte

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Claudio MONTEVERDI | Vespers of 1610 (Vespro della Beata Vergine, SV 206)

Bach Akademie Charlotte

Premium Reserved Seating: $60
General Admission: $35

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In 1601, Claudio Monteverdi assumed musical leadership of the ducal chapel in Mantua, having been employed as a musician in the court of Vincenzo Gonzaga for many years. The responsibility to prove the Gonzaga’s power and prestige through the ducal chapel’s liturgical and musical splendor seemed to have a commensurate effect on Monteverdi as well. With a Venetian publisher and an ever-expanding portfolio of compositions and successes, Monteverdi traveled to Rome in 1610, and successfully gained permission to dedicate his new volume of Vespers music to Pope Paul V. Monteverdi's innovations helped to revolutionize musical composition.

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