Back to All Events

Madison Early Music Festival All-Festival Concert: “Musical Postcards from the Grand Tour”

  • Mosse Humanities Building 455 North Park Street Madison, WI, 53706 United States (map)

Designed and directed by Grant Herreid, the program features a narrator, loosely based on Thomas Coryat, an English seventeenth century travel writer, who, as a young man, travels throughout Europe in search of music. Beginning in London, listening to John Dowland and other Elizabethan composers, traveling to Paris and finding motets and masses from the Notre Dame school, he then discovers Claudio Monteverdi’s compositions in Venice.  When he returns to Restoration London as an old man, he enjoys the music of Henry Purcell.