“Weightless accuracy:” a review from the Washington Post

The Washington Post came out this week with a review of our performance of Florence: Christmas Music of the Trecento. Here’s what they had to say about us:

This is mesmerizing music and, performed with the quietly introspective vocal exultation of the women of Trio Eos, it was a powerful antidote to Mall Madness.

Laude may have been the popular religious music of the day, but there’s nothing simple about them. Their melodic lines are intricate and highly ornamented, and Trio Eos’s sopranos Jessica Beebe and Michele Kennedy and mezzo-soprano Maren Montalbano soared along the music’s contours with weightless accuracy.

Read the rest of the article here.

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FLORENCE: Christmas Music of the Trecento

In 14th-century Florence, lay religious fraternities began incorporating vernacular ceremonial songs known as laude into their worship. This popular form entered the homes of the city’s courtiers, learned clerics, and middle-class urbanites. Hear us perform these stirring laude along with cheerful dances and polyphonic works in joyous celebration of the season. With multi-instrumentalist Christa Patton, and period strings and winds.

Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20003

Folger Elizabethan Theatre
December 14, 2012 8pm
December 15, 2012 5pm
December 15, 2012 8pm
December 16, 2012 5pm
December 16, 2012 2pm
December 19, 2012 7:30pm
December 20, 2012 7:30pm
December 21, 2012 8pm
December 22, 2012 2pm
December 22, 2012 5pm
December 23, 2012 2pm
Tickets: $50

Pre-concert discussion
Friday, December 14, 7pm
Free

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