USA 2018

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2018 Spring
The Five College Early Music Program, MA (USA)
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies · Amherst, MA (USA)
The Mount Holyoke College (MA, USA)
The Folger Theatre and Shakespeare Library


UMass Amherst Palma Choralis 2016_2We are proud to announce that Palma Choralis directors Prof Marcello Mazzetti and Prof Livio Ticli have been invited by Prof Robert Eisenstein, The Folger Theatre and Shakespeare Library, The Five College Early Music Program and Mount Holyoke College for having a residency and touring USA in the Spring 2018. 

As Early Music experts and managers they are presenting several projects of cultural exchange with Palma Choralis and the city of Brescia to foster and re-discover the music heritage of Renaissance and Baroque Italy. This occasion will be also the conclusion of a broader cultural exchange programme started in 2016 and with BIEMSSF 2017 as well as the beginning of the next edition of BIEMSSF.

As special guest, they will join the Folger Consort (Washington, DC), headed by Prof Robert Eisenstein and Christopher Kendall as the Palma Choralis Duo is known for being «multi-instrumentalists and vocalists in the Renaissance virtuoso mold [...] among Italy’s leading performers and scholars of early music» (Folger Theatre, Washington, Jan 2018).
With the famous Folger Consort – specialised in Renaissance music since 1977 – they will give the series of concerts “Il Lauro Verde: The Blossoming of the Italian Baroque” in the well-known replica of an Elizabethan Theatre of the Folger Theatre in Washington DC, the oldest and most important venue for Early Music in the USA. 

Multi-instrumentalists and vocalists in the Renaissance virtuoso mold among Italy’s leading performers and scholars of early music (Folger Theatre)

Washington DC, Jan 2018

Their interview will be broadcasted by WETA Radio – Washington, DC in February, 2018.

As Visiting Scholars they will give lectures and presentations running classes and workshops for students, graduates and professionals at prestigious institutions such as the Haskell Center (Washington DC) and the Mount Holyoke College (MA, USA).

In addition, they have been awarded a Visiting Fellowship at The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies (MCIRS), giving lectures and bringing some results of the research they are carrying out at the University of Southampton (UK). 


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21 Feb Early Music Seminar
Folger Haskell Center
Washington DC

23 Feb Premiere Concert “Il Lauro Verde”
Folger Theatre
Washington DC

24-25 Feb Series of Concerts “Il Lauro Verde”
Folger Theatre
Washington DC

The PALMA CHORALIS Five College Early Music Residency

“Early Music Workshop with Palma Choralis from Brescia, Italy”

28 Feb Public Lecture and Concert
Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
Amherst MA

2-3 Mar Early Music Workshop
Pratt Hall
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley MA

4 Mar Concert
Bezanson Recital Hall
Fine Arts Center – University of Massachusetts
Amherst MA


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