Internationally renowned for its performances of the radical edges of vocal chamber music – from the Renaissance avant-garde to the music of today – EXAUDI brings to MUSICON a programme focused on the extraordinary madrigals of Carlo Gesualdo. Expressively extreme, technically adventurous and vocally virtuosic, Gesualdo’s last two books of madrigals are astonishing in their shocking harmonic language, disorientating juxtapositions of mood and intense emotional impact. EXAUDI’s decade-long exploration of this music seeks to bring these qualities to vivid life, alongside two new works: Christopher Fox’s settings of Gramsci’s powerful Prison Notebooks, and a piece selected from MUSICON’s anniversary call-for-scores.

James Weeks director

Carlo Gesualdo – Madrigals from Books V and VI
Christopher Fox – Canti del carcere (WP)
A work from MUSICON’s call for scores

A pre-concert talk with Dr. James Weeks will take place in the venue before the concert at 6:45pm.

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