Lecture Recital by:
Liesl Odenweller, soprano (Venice Music Project – Venice, Italy)
Marija Jovanovic, harpsichord (Venice Music Project – Venice, Italy)
Marica Tacconi, lecturer (Professor of Musicology – Penn State)
with student performers from the Penn State School of Music
Enter the world of 17th-century solo song and opera. Musicologist and Penn State professor Marica Tacconi has uncovered three exquisitely produced manuscripts housed today at the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana of Venice. They preserve a total of sixty-one solo songs and arias by many of the most prominent Italian composers of the time. Yet, a number of these works have remained in obscurity for centuries. Venice-based soprano Liesl Odenweller and harpsichordist Marija Jovanovic will bring this music back to light in a program that will include several newly transcribed gems. Professor Tacconi will provide historical context and illustrate what makes this repertoire so fascinating and significant. Be part of this exciting experience: hear music unheard for centuries!
This is event is co-sponsored by the Penn State Committee for Early Modern Studies and the Penn State School of Music.