Bloomington Early Music Festival Presents: Marian Adoration: Sacred music from 17th century Italy

The human bond to the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of love, compassion, and shared grief. Marian adoration has been depicted in visual art, poetry, and music from nearly every region and time period throughout history. Las Aves offers its program Marian Adoration as an exploration of Marian adoration in seventeenth century Italy. This presentation provides a soundscape to the visual art of Italian artists like Da Vinci, Titian, Michelangelo, Raphael; all of whom composed art to promulgate the Blessed Virgin, the Annunciation, and the Immaculate Conception from complex polyphony to florid monody.
From devotional compositions for solo voice to splendid larger works with instruments this program aims to demonstrate the prevalence and breadth of compositions in adoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary. You will hear settings of traditional Marian antiphons in Latin, as well as Italian vernacular poetry for personal devotional practice.
Paulina Francisco, soprano; Gregorio Taniguchi, tenor; Anna Maberry, violin; Reynaldo Patino, violin; Christopher Armijo, recorder & organ; Adam Dillon, sackbut; Jonathan Wasserman, theorbo & baroque guitar

Bloomington Early Music Festival Presents: Marian Adoration: Sacred music from 17th century Italy