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Baroque Music: Text and Performance



Baroque Music: Text and Performance

Baroque Music: Text and Performance

Conductor and violinist Fabio Biondi in conversation with Professor Robert Kendrick


February 10th at 5pm

Italian Cultural Institute

500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450


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Conductor and violinist Fabio Biondi, in Chicago for a series of concerts at Chicago Symphony Orchestra (February 9-10-11, 8pm), will be welcome guest at the Institute for a conversation with musicologist Robert Kendrick from University of Chicago.


Born in Palermo, Fabio Biondi began his international career at an early age. Driven by a deep cultural curiosity, he was introduced to pioneers of the new approach to baroque music, an opportunity that was to expand his musical vision and change the direction of his career. Since then, he has performed with ensembles including Cappella Real, Musica Antiqua Wien, Seminario Musicale, La Chapelle Royale and Les Musiciens du Louvre (ever since its foundation) all specialising in the performance of baroque music using original technique and instruments. In 1990, Fabio Biondi founded Europa Galante, an ensemble which, in just a few years thanks to their worldwide concert schedule and extraordinary recording successes, became the most internationally renowned and awarded Italian performers of baroque music.

Robert Kendrick is Professor of Music at University of Chicago. He works largely in early modern music and culture, with additional interests in Latin American music, historical anthropology, and the visual arts. His most recent book is Singing Jeremiah: Music and Meaning in Holy Week (Indiana UP, 2014), and recent papers include work on 17th-century opera, Latin American colonial music, and the uses of litanies.


Free and open to the public.


Date: Friday, February 10, 2017

Time: From 5:00 pm To 6:00 pm

Entrance : Free