LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas Instrumental Collegium Musicum, directed by Paul Laird, professor of musicology, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 2 in Swarthout Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
The concert is entitled “Bom-Bom-Bom-bar-di: Una Festa Italiana” and includes a selection of Italian music from the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The concert’s name is derived from two fun works (with a particular rhythm) for five bombardi, or shawms, double reed instruments popular at the time. Although the concert will include no shawms, these works will open and close the program with a fresh spirit and joyful noise from our two bassoons, recorders, Baroque viola and cello, and harpsichord.
The concert will also include a collection of songs, many of them Italian, from the Renaissance and early Baroque sung by members of the Instrumental Collegium Musicum and four undergraduate students who are also participants in the Baroque Song Project - an initiative directed by Laird that offers KU voice students the opportunity to perform Baroque music with period instruments. The project’s first performance took place in February 2013.
For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436 or visit www.music.ku.edu.
KU School of Music