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Carthage Conquer’d: Dreams of Tunis in the Baroque Imagination in New York

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Date(s) - 12/12/2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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The capital of Tunisia was once the legendary city of Carthage. Its Queen Dido, loved then abandoned by Aeneas on his mission to found Rome, inspired countless musical masterworks from the baroque era to Berlioz.

This concert alternates baroque cantatas and arias dedicated to the Carthaginian Queen with the Arabic form of improvisation known as Taksim, as two ensembles – one baroque and the other North African, share a stage, offering a new hearing of Dido the misused monarch and the site of Northern Africa as both exploited resource and object of fantasy in the Western European mythscape.

Music of Cavalli, Couperin, DeVisée, Legrenzi, Montéclair, and Purcell, in alternation with traditional Taksim improvisations close our fall season, in this original program, previously presented by the Sorbonne and NYU Villa La Pietra in Florence, Italy.

Ensemble Aeneid
Jessica Gould, soprano
Mary Riccardi & Dongmyung Ahn, violin
Christa Patton, recorders & baroque harp
Arash Noori, theorbo
John Mark Rozendaal, viola da gamba
Kenneth Merrill, harpsichord
Fatima Gozlan, ney
Brian Prunka, oud

A cash bar will be open to the audience before the performance.
Cost: Payment required – 20/35/50/100
Categories: Performing Arts

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