When: May 11, 2022
Speaker/Performer: John Lenti
Where: St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave. S, Seattle 98144
Topic: Il Mondo Italiano del Liuto
About the Presentation
In the Renaissance, as Italian became the international language of European art music, Italian lute music was in its ascendancy and Italian lutenists were in high demand. I’ll tell you about the music and the composers and the lives they lived, featuring Italian music composed by Italian lute composers in Italy, Italian music composed by Italians outside of Italy, Italian music composed by foreigners in Italy, and brand-new music improvised for you by an Italian-American lute player in Seattle.
About the Speaker
John Lenti specializes in music of the seventeenth century and has made basso continuo improvisation on lute, theorbo, and baroque guitar the cornerstone of a career that encompasses baroque and modern orchestras, chamber music, recitals, and opera. He plays for the Metropolitan Opera, symphony orchestras, and baroque ensembles of all kinds, in addition to presenting solo recitals and accompanying soloists in concert. His parents were a touring piano duo and he traveled with them as a kid as they performed around the Deep South, thereby gaining an appreciation of the role of classical musicians as bearers of comfort and truth. He went to North Carolina School of the Arts and Indiana University and studied lute with Nigel North, Jacob Heringman, and Elizabeth Kenny.
DANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON
Live Meeting COVID Guidelines
Even as COVID variants continue to plague the population, we have returned to offering live meetings for Dante this season. We’ve all been longing for a return to shared meals, and since this is foundational to Dante activities, we want to make it possible. Following the guidelines and regulations now in place by many workplaces, public venues and community groups, the Dante Board of Directors has agreed to the guidelines listed below as an acceptable plan to keep us as safe as possible when meeting in person.
1) Please do not attend if you have been exposed to COVID, or are experiencing any symptoms of illness. We will make best efforts to record the presentations so that those who cannot attend in person can enjoy them afterwards. There will also be a few meetings presented on ZOOM instead of live this season, for all to enjoy.
2) Masks are encouraged. Although no longer required, we encourage attendees to wear masks when not eating or drinking.
Thank you again for your understanding and observance of these guidelines. Let’s work together to control COVID!!!