The Rose Ensemble Celebrates St. Francis of Assisi Through Music
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The last date listed for The Rose Ensemble - Il Poverello was Friday September 23, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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The genius of Mason Jennings' music is its honesty: Only the very young or very courageous can afford to be so frank about themselves and the world. Still, after eleven albums, Jennings continues to be true to his experience, crafting songs that are equally striking and simple. No wonder this indie-troubadour sold 30,000 copies of his first two albums without a big label or P.R. push -- the music sold itself. Now, years later and with a loyal cult following, Jennings is touring the country in support of his latest effort, the critically lauded Always Been. While building on Jennings' rugged, acoustic early work, the album explores sunnier melodies and inspiring love songs. Watch this earnest and soulful artist perform live at the South Orange Performing Arts Center. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
- See the full program <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sopacnow.org/assets/2011/9/19/TheRoseEnsembleProgram_website.pdf">here</a>.
- Listen to music from the Rose Ensemble's <em>Il Poverello</em> CD <a target="_blank" href="http://www.roseensemble.org/music/il-poverello-medieval-renaissance-music-saint-francis-assisi">here</a>.
Reawakening the ancient through imaginative performances of vocal music and with historical instruments, the internationally acclaimed Rose Ensemble connects individuals to past worlds with stories of spirituality and humanity, and honors the musical legacy that has shaped the lives of real people throughout the ages and across cultures.
During his lifetime, Francis pursued a life of simplicity and became known as il poverello, "the poor one." The patron saint of animals and ecology, he is arguably one of the best known medieval saints. But beyond garden statues and the Prayer of St. Francis (which, by the way, he didn't write), how much do we really know? This joyful program features centuries of hymns, dances and motets in honor of the "hippie saint," as well as early Italian spiritual songs and light-hearted readings by and about Francis himself. Includes the full force of 12 voices plus harp, riqq, dumbek, hurdy gurdy, psaltery and recorder. This program features special guest artist Isacco Colombo, joining us all the way from Italy to lend his sensational skills on medieval Italian bagpipes, shawm, fife and tabor.