QUICKSILVER presents STILE MODERNO: New Music from 17th-century Italy
$30 – General admission
$25 – Seniors (60 and over)
$10 – students
Amid the cultural turmoil of the 17th century, Western music was also experiencing its own revolution— the theatrical stile moderno and its radical new form, the sonata. For the first time, purely instrumental music emerged with no agenda, no accompanying text or dance, and no preconceived structure. Its style was a study in jagged contrasts of tempo, mood, key, instrumentation, and contrasts of texture between soloist and ensemble. In the hands of QUICKSILVER, stile moderno translates into a musical experience that is nothing short of spectacular. Stellar reviews in the New York Times recount audiences cheering as if they were at a rock concert with performances that blow away any sense of the antique!