The Soul of Naples

The Toronto Consort joins forces with Vesuvius Ensemble

The Toronto Consort - The Soul of Naples

November 13 & 14 8 pm

The soul of Naples has always been expressed in its passionate, vivacious music, and Renaissance Naples is no exception. Comic street songs, erotic love poetry, wild tarantellas, virtuoso fantasias, all of these come alive when the Toronto Consort joins forces with Vesuvius Ensemble in a magnificent evening of music from 16th-century Naples. Vesuvius Ensemble is one of the world’s foremost groups specializing in early Neapolitan music, led by singer extraordinaire Francesco Pellegrino.

The Toronto Consort with Vesuvius Ensemble:
Guest Director: Francesco Pellegrino
Gianluca Campanino: Chitarra Battente, Colascione
Romina Di Gasbarro: Baroque Guitar, Voice
Lucas Harris: Theorbo, Baroque Guitar, Lute
Marco Cera: Baroque Guitar, Chitarra Battente, Ciaramella

Join Lucas Harris – theorbist and member of the Vesuvius Ensemble for a guided tour of the music of Naples. Talks are FREE and held one hour before the concerts at 7pm, in the gymnasium.

Listen to Bill Anderson’s interview with Lucas Harris about The Soul of Naples concert.


Read the concert program here

Generously supported by Ann H. Atkinson

Travel for Gianluca Campanino generously sponsored by Istituto Italiano di Cultura