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La Mappa Mundi

  • One Longfellow Square 181 State Street Portland, ME (map)
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La Mappa Mundi draws a map of Europe, both real and imagined, through song and story. Palaver will be joined by prolific vocalists Sophie Michaux and Adam Jacob Simon for a uniquely collaborative program that travels the British Isles, Transylvania, and the Mediterranean, which have long captured the imaginations of composers and performers alike. Our program runs the gamut of baroque opera, madrigals, drinking songs, dance tunes, and a new commission by Simon, blurring the lines between “popular” music and “high art,” old and new, tradition and innovation. We will also perform lullabies with participants from the Lullaby Project, a songwriting partnership between Palaver musicians and expecting mothers.

PURCELL excerpts from Dido & Aeneas
SPANISH Renaissance Songs, "Ayo visto la mappamundi" & “El Sarao de la Chacona"
ROSSINI “Tanti affeti” from “La Donna del Lago”
BARTOK “Ne hagyi itt”
BARTOK Romanian Dances
TRADITIONAL Transylvanian dance set, Corsican Paghiella, English Pub Songs
SIMON New Commission

Earlier Event: March 9
Later Event: March 24
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