The Songs of Solomon: Music by Salomone Rossi and Elam Rotem.
The Gardens Synagogue, Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
African Renaissance Productions presents:
Profeti Della Quinta - The Italian Renaissance, Live in South Africa
The Songs of Solomon: Music by Salomone Rossi and Elam Rotem
The Gardens Synagogue, Cape Town
11 November 2018
The ensemble Profeti della Quinta has graced some of the world's most prestigious stages in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Finland, England, Canada, the USA, Israel, Japan and China. Now, for the very first time, this exceptional ensemble will enchant audiences in South Africa.
Profeti Della Quinta (The Prophets of the Perfect Fifth) specialise in the vocal repertoire of the 16th and early 17th centuries. The group is world-famous for its electric and enrapturing performances, vividly bringing to life the unique and rich music from the cusp of the Renaissance and the Baroque. The beauty of this sublime music transcends time, culture and place.
SOUTH AFRICA TOUR 2018
The Songs of Solomon:
Music by Salomone Rossi and Elam Rotem
Performed by the world renowned Profeti della Quinta
A little taste of what you can expect:
IL MANTOVANO HEBREO
Italian madrigals, Hebrew prayers and Instrumental music
by Salomone Rossi (c.1570-c.1630)
Quia Amore Langueo -
Song of Songs and Dark Biblical Love Tales
'Come with me from Lebanon'
by Elam Rotem
Salomone Rossi (1570 - 1630), a contemporary of the great Claudio Monteverdi, was a court composer at the turn of the 17th century in Mantua. In addition to pioneering forms like the accompanied madrigal and the trio sonata, he was the first composer to ever write choral music for synagogue.
Dr. Elam Rotem is the founder and director of Profeti Della Quinta. He has also composed a number of pieces in the style of the early baroque.
- General Seating R250 online only
- Premium Seating R280 online only
- All tickets at the door: R300, cash only, striclty subject to availability.
- Gentlemen will be required to cover their heads.
- No food or drink may be brough onto the premesis
"graciously sophisticated yet subtly mischievous."; "exquisite intonation and refinement."; "the music and the singing of it were indescribably beautiful."
Los Angeles Times, Mark Swed
"Making their U.S. debut, Profeti della Quinta were as captivating in person as they had been on screen. The printed programs included text-and-translation, but it was hardly needed. They conveyed the meaning of the poetry with their diction, intention, and phrasing, commanding constant attention with their passionate and emotional music-making."
New York Classical Review, Eric.C.Simpson
"Profeti della Quinta's stunning authentic performance practice and quality of execution was truly magnificent"
Musolife.com, Philip Hobbs (Chairman of the judges of the York Early Music Festival and Chief Classical Producer with Linn Records)
"with the singers’ vivid vocalizing, it was just the kind of effort that frees this ancient music from the museum and dances it out into the town square"
Blogcritics.org, Job Sobel
"Ensemble Profeti della Quinta is a sonorous wonder... it was admirably accompanied by the theorbo and the harpsichord... The balance between the voices, the polyphonic precision and the radiant virtuosity of the countertenor soloist, made this concert a feast for the ears and for the soul.."
LeDroit, Jean-Jacques Van Vlasselaer
"What a concert! …. From the very first notes, the excellent sound quality of Profeti della Quinta strikes the listener. It has, as is the case with the best groups specializing in the Madrigal Repertoire, a true ensemble sound. The voices unite in intervals of stunning accuracy based on firm intonation, and one hears that every detail is carefully attended to. There is a perfect balance of the voices, one is able follow each part, and the clarity of the counterpoint is impeccable. The details in every line – melismas, articulation, ornaments – are carefully carved, and the whole is clearly articulated. The Ensemble shines in quick changes from one affect to the other: from noble contemplation to jubilation to held-back pain... Profeti della Quinta are like a refined crystal glass – we hope to drink from it often."
www.musebaroque.fr, Loïc Chahine
"The Profeti della Quinta singers perform with informed- and polished assurance as an ensemble and as soloists. Theirs is artistry at its finest."
Pamela Hickman's concert critique blog
|Estimated Run Time||90 minutes|
Doors will be closed at the start of performance.
Audience will not be permi...
Doors will be closed at the start of performance. |
Audience will not be permitted to enter during the performance.
Tickets at the door are R300, cash only and strictly subject to availability.
Gentleman MUST cover their heads. Men without head co [‑] less
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The Gardens Synagogue, Cape Town
88 Hatfield Street