The Boston Camerata
Patriots and Heroes: Music of the Young Republic
This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Who are our heroes? How did they go to battle and with what songs? Whose side were they on? The Boston Camerata will perform a medley of early American music featuring a portrait gallery of eminent Americans, one that embodies the high spirits of a new nation and the quintessential American themes of freedom and independence. This program constitutes a chapter in Boston’s 2015 celebration of the Marquis de Lafayette another of which will be the exhibition Lafayette: An American Icon, opening this summer in the Athenæum’s gallery.
After 60 years of constant, critically acclaimed activity, The Boston Camerata ranks among the world’s oldest and most eminent early music ensembles. Founded in 1954, Camerata has been under the direction of French-born singer and scholar Anne Azéma since autumn, 2008. Camerata's musical performances are well known for their blending of spontaneity and emotional commitment with careful research and scholarship. With its distinguished roster of singers and specialists in early instruments, Camerata produces an in-town concert series for audiences in the Greater Boston area and also tours regularly in the U.S. and all over the world. These live performances present vital, historically informed performances of European music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras, and of early American music, sacred and secular.
The performers are Anne Azéma, mezzo-soprano and direction; Camila Paris, soprano; Deborah Rentz-Moore, alto; Daniel Hershey, tenor; John Taylor Ward, baritone; Libor Dudas, forte-piano; and Sarah Darling, violin.
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