Instrumental Collegium Musicum
- Categories: Music ensemble
- Event posted: March 11, 2011
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
The University of Kansas Instrumental Collegium Musicum will present a concert titled “From Dufay to Mozart: A Musical Journey Over Four Centuries" on May 8. The varied program is framed by three wonderful love songs by Renaissance composer Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474) from the first half of the 15th century and the aria “Parto, parto” from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s "La clemenza di Tito (1791)." Musical selections filling the huge void between these selections include works by Antonio Troilo (fl 1606-08), Samuel Capricornus (1628-65), Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713), Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), and Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767). The largest work on the program is one of Telemann’s many orchestral suites, a delightful collection of dances that features memorable interplay between winds and strings.
The Instrumental Collegium Musicum is an ensemble of 12 musicians who play instruments that are reproductions of those in use before 1800, including Baroque violins and cello, tenor viol, recorder, crumhorns and harpsichord. The featured singer on the concert is soprano Lisa Mullinger, a master’s student in musicology. The ensemble is directed by Paul Laird, professor of musicology, and the assistant director is Hsun Lin, a doctoral student in musicology. The concert is free and open to the public.