About the Performance
Few other ensembles can match the range of the Gramophone Award-Winning Fretwork’s repertory, a feat that is reawakening contemporary audiences to the beauty of the viola da gamba . Fretwork will be joined by the incomparable countertenor Iestyn Davies, whose award-winning interpretations have earned him recognition as one of the world’s finest singers. Fretwork and Davies will perform an eclectic mix of music. From Elizabethan music to songs written for Japanese Anime, this unforgettable performance is not to be missed.
Byrd My mind to me | Fantasia “Two parts in one”
Ye Sacred Muses | In Nomine
Vaughan Williams The Sky Above | Silent Noon
Gibbons Fantasia in 4 parts
J.C. Bach: Lamento
Gesualdo Beltà poi che t’assenti | Dolcissima mia vita | Sparge la notte
Lawes Consort set in A minor
Fantazy Fantasy, Aire
Nyman If | Why
Jenkins Fantasia in 5 parts
George Frederick Handel Già l’ebro mio ciglio | Passacaille | Piangerò
Fretwork with countertenor Iestyn Davies
Friday, October 25 | 7:30 PM
Linda Hall Library
Please call the box office at 816.561.9999 if you have any questions.
Listen to Fretwork and Iestyn Davies
A short promotional video with Iestyn Davies and Fretwork on the Nyman work "If"
Fretwork performing "Balancing the Books" by Michael Nyman
This year Fretwork will celebrate 30 years of performing music old and new, and will look forward to a challenging and exciting future as the world’s leading consort of viols. They celebrate 30 years in June with a gala evening at Kings Place, and return to the recording studio for four new albums. They will visit North America again for their most extensive tour.
About countertenor Iestyn Davies
Iestyn Davies is a British countertenor widely recognised as one of the world’s finest singers celebrated for the beauty and technical dexterity of his voice and intelligent musicianship. Critical recognition of Iestyn’s work can be seen in two Gramophone Awards, a Grammy Award, a RPS Award for Young Singer of the Year, the Critics’ Circle Award and recently an Olivier Award Nomination. He was awarded the MBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours List 2017 for services to music.