May26 2022 (Thu)
7:00 PM

Festa del Sabbato

Motus Harmonicus

Maisel Synagogue | Classical Music

90 minutes | Available

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Date: May 26, 2022 | 19:00 (Thu)
Venue: Maisel Synagogue
Duration: 90 minutes
Status: Available
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Hear prominent sacred compositions by Jewish composers from the 17th and early 18th centuries

Program: 

  • Salomone Rossi (1565–1628)
    Sinfonia Prima
  • Cristiano Giuseppe Lidarti (1730–1795)
    Bo'i beshalom
  • Salomone Rossi
    Lamnatseah binginot (Psalm 67)
    Sonata Sesta
  • Benedetto Marcello (1686–1739)
    O immacolata pura santa divina legge (Psalm 18)
  • Salomone Rossi
    Sinfonia Terza
    Shir hama'alot (Psalm 128)
    Sinfonia Secunda
  • Abraham de Caceres (1718–1740)
    Beyom tova
  • Salomone Rossi
    Sonata Terza
  • Abraham de Caceres
    Hishki Hizki

Ensemble Motus Harmonicus:

Kamila Mazalová - mezzo-soprano
Mélusine de Pas - viola da gamba
Jakub Michl - viola da gamba, artistic director
Filip Dvořák - positive organ

Motus Harmonicus is a chamber ensemble that from the outset has focused mainly on 17th-century music. Since its inception in 2010, its members have considerably expanded the scope of their interests to include medieval, Renaissance and even folk music, while stressing the interrelationship between the planes of music, word, symbol and myth. Under the artistic direction of Jakub Michl and Isabella Shaw, the performers are alternated, depending on the specific repertoire’s type of programme, instrumentation and musical period. Among the ensemble’s main concert programmes are contemporary premieres of works by Samuel Capricornus, Karel Pelikán, Karel Rabovius, and the Prague composer and nun Marie Juliana.

The standout program of medieval music is Mirail de Prez (Merit’s Mirror), which focuses on the songs of the trobairitz (female troubadours). The ensemble has performed at international early music festivals, such as the Haydn Music Festival, the Sidney Sussex Arts Festival in Cambridge, Theatrum Kuks, and the American Spring Festival. It has also appeared in the early music concert series Hudební lahůdky (Musical Delicacies) and in the Chamber Music Series of the Prague Philharmonia.

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