Salomone Rossi Concert at Belsize Square Synagogue
Saturday 11 November 2023
at Belsize Square Synagogue, 51 Belsize Square, Belsize Park, London NW3 4HX
Running time c. 90 minutes to include a short interval and a Q&A with musician-author Michelene Wandor.
Proudly presented as part of the Tsitsit Jewish Fringe Festival.
A musical programme of sacred and secular vocal pieces by Rossi and his contemporaries from across Europe. Joyful prayers, lamenting solo songs, and passionate madrigals will be sung in Hebrew, Italian, Latin, and English, accompanied by the sounds of a chitarrone (a large lute popular at the time) and Baroque guitar.
Jonathan Darbourne VB Artistic Director, Alto
Betty Makharinsky Soprano
Clara Kanter Alto
Bradley Smith Tenor
Tristan Hambleton Bass-baritone
Kristiina Watt Chitarrone, Guitar
£20 Full Price | £15 Concession
The second half of the concert will begin with a short Q&A with Rossi specialist Michelene Wandor.
Michelene is a musician and an award-winning writer: poet, dramatist and cultural commentator. Her early music group, ‘Siena’ produced the first CD in the UK of the music of Salomone Rossi – ‘Salamone Rossi Hebreo Mantovano’.
Her first novel, ‘Orfeo’s Last Act’ centres round Rossi, Monteverdi and music-making today.
Concession (£15), Full Price (£20)