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Friday, April 21, 2017
The Bard Baroque Ensemble
László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
7:00 pm
Parilia! A musical celebration for historical Rome
In Ancient Rome a great celebration known as the Festival of Pales, or Parilia, occurred every April 21. It was traditionally considered the day the city was founded. The Bard Baroque Ensemble takes the occasion this year to present dazzling musical selections by influential historical composers working in, and inspired by, the Eternal City. Compositions include early canzoni by Frescobaldi; a trio sonata by Corelli; a daring cantata by Handel; and vocal excerpts from Monteverdi’s musical drama, L’incoronazione di Poppea, set during an age when the lustful Roman Emperor Nero ruled supreme. The concert features instrumental and vocal soloists from the Bard College Music Program and the Bard Comsevatory Advanced Performance Studies program. Free and open to the public.

For more information, call 845-758-6822, or e-mail

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building