Academy of Early Music Concert Season - Early Music Academy of Early Music Concert Season - Early Music
Historically Informed Performance in Ann Arbor - Early Music
Academy of Early Music Concert Season - Early Music
Academy of Early Music Concert Season - Early Music
Academy of Early Music Concert Season - Early Music
Academy of Early Music Concert Season - Early Music

 

Next Concert

Academy of Early Music Concert Season - Early Music

Friday, April 22 @ 8 pm
Saturday, April 23 @ 8 pM

Dark Horse Consort

The early music ensemble Dark Horse Consort is dedicated to unearthing the majestic late Renaissance and early Baroque repertoire for brass instruments. Inspired by the bronze horse statues in Venice’s famed St. Mark’s Basilica, the ensemble attempts to recreate the glorious sounds of composers such as Giovanni Gabrieli, Claudio Monteverdi and Heinrich Schütz.

Composition in Italy at the turn of the 17th century was in the midst of a vast upheaval that would forever change the sound of music. The older style of equal voiced polyphonic writing (stile antico) was quickly being usurped by the newer and more virtuosic style that emphasized distinct melody lines accompanied by basso continuo (stile moderno).

The program features madrigals, ricercars and canzoni of Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli and Giaches de Wert as well as virtuosic early baroque sonatas and canzoni of Claudio Merulo, Giovanni Picchi, and Giovanni Battista Riccio.