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Thu, May 31, 2018

21:00 – 22:30

Villa La pietra
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze, Italia

Concert of Traditional Taksim, works of Cavalli, Legrenzi, Montéclair, Purcell, and Strozzi.

Jessica Gould, soprano
Valerio Losito and Amie Weiss, violins
Romeo Ciuffa, flauto dolce
Michele Carreca, lute
Bettina Hoffmann, viola da gamba
Giulia Nuti, harpsichord
Fatima Gozlan, ney
Janos Gerszon, oud

The capital of Tunisia was once the legendary city of Carthage. Its Queen Dido, loved and then abandoned by Aeneas on his mission to found Rome, inspired countless musical masterworks from the baroque era to Berlioz. This concert alternates baroque cantatas dedicated to the Carthaginian Queen with the Arabic form of improvisation known as Taksim, as two ensembles – one baroque and the other Tunisian, share a stage, offering a new hearing of Dido the misused monarch and the site of Northern Africa as both exploited resource and object of fantasy in the Western European mythscape.

In collaboration with Salon/Sanctuary Concerts.

Concert in the Limonaia