2010-2011: Magnificat's 19th Season
The discoveries and revolutions of the 17th Century fundamentally challenged Europe’s perception of the universe and sparked an explosion of innovation as musicians sought new ways to give voice to the human spirit. Composers created a bold new music driven by emotion and narrative and performers reached for new techniques to communicate it. The programs on Magnificat’s 19th season reflect the confidence and imagination of this time from four different perspectives: the introduction of opera in England, the melding of “pop” music with the refined elegance of the French court, the virtuosity of four remarkable women, and satirical reflections on the human condition told through the characters of the commedia dell’arte. Join Magnificat for a season of passion, elegance, astonishment and wit.