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English Language Meeting – May 11, 2022

May 11, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

When: May 11, 2022
Speaker/Performer: John Lenti
 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.


May 11, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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St. Clement’s Church
1501 32nd Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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