$35; FREE for 18 and under
This concert is general admission
“An ensemble of breathtaking freshness, vitality and balance” The New York Times
The young British ensemble returns to Kansas City with works written for three of the greatest Hapsburg monarchs. In this program we will encounter colorful and cosmopolitan music for coronations, celebrations and funerals, ranging from the simplest of chansons by Josquin and Gombert, to the intricate Gothic tracery of Heinrich Isaac; and from Lobo's exquisite expression of grief to the exuberance and grandeur of Morales and England's Thomas Tallis.
The Reign and Radiance of Spain
February 27 | Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception:
St. Pius X Chapel | 7 p.m.
Subject: War, Marriage, and Music: Sacred Sounds and Secular Power at Habsburg Courts
Lecturer: Dr. Erika Honisch, Assistant Professor of Music History, Stony Brook University, New York
Stile Antico is an ensemble of young British singers, considered one of the most original and exciting new voices in its field. Much in demand in concert, the group performs regularly throughout Europe and North America.
Working without a conductor, the members of Stile Antico rehearse and perform as chamber musicians, each contributing artistically to the musical result. Their performances have repeatedly been praised for their vitality and commitment, expressive lucidity and imaginative response to text. Stile Antico's repertoire ranges from the glorious legacy of the English Tudor composers to the works of the Flemish and Spanish schools and the music of the early Baroque. Their workshops and masterclasses are much in demand, and they are regularly invited to lead courses at Dartington International Summer School.
Their recordings on the Harmonia Mundi label have enjoyed great success, winning awards including the Diapason d'Or de l'année and the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, and have twice attracted Grammy nominations. Their release Song of Songs won the 2009 Gramophone Award for Early Music and reached the top of the US Classical Chart.
Stile Antico's engagements have included the BBC Proms, Wigmore Hall, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, major festivals throughout Europe, Lebanon, and Mexico, and prestigious concert venues across the US and Canada. The group has toured extensively with Sting, appearing throughout Europe, Australia and the Far East as part of his Dowland project Songs from the Labyrinth.
For more information visit www.stileantico.co.uk/
Stile Antico appears courtesy of Ikon Arts
The Early Music Series is underwritten, in part, by The Friends of Chamber Music Endowment Funds