Saturday 1 April 2017 7:30PM

EXAUDI; James Weeks director

15th Anniversary Concert


  • James Weeks director

Since its formation 15 years ago, EXAUDI has expanded the boundaries of repertoire for vocal ensemble and explored compelling combinations of contemporary and early repertoire.

The clarity and focus of the ensemble’s sound, produced by outstanding individual singers performing as chamber musicians, ideally suits its immersion here in two of Monteverdi’s most expressive madrigals and works by two Franco-Flemish composers who made their reputations in Italy. The madrigal form’s vivacity is also present in EXAUDI’s selections from Salvatore Sciarrino’s 12 Madrigali, settings of nature-themed Japanese haiku created for the 2007 Salzburg Festival, and in James Weeks’s new work for EXAUDI.

  • Jacques Arcadelt (c.1507-1568)
        • Il primo libro di madrigali (a selection)
  • James Weeks (b.1978)
        • Libro di fiammelle e ombre (world première)
  • Interval
  • Luca Marenzio (1553-1599)
        • Spuntavan gia
        • Scendi dal Paradiso Venere
        • Perche la pioggia
        • Quel augellin che canta
  • Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
        • Ecco mormorar l'onde
        • Quell’augellin che canta
  • Giaches de Wert (1535-1596)
        • Vezzosi augelli
  • Salvatore Sciarrino (b.1947)
        • 12 Madrigali (a selection)

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