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Music, Performers, and Experts Participating


The Rome-Tivoli Music Festival, honoring Palladio’s years in Rome, will be held from June 30 to July 7, 2007 with a select group of emerging international vocalists, chosen by audition, and instrumentalists in residence at Sant’ Antonio, a former monastery located in nearby Tivoli, for a structured week of musical training, rehearsals, and performances. Experts in Italian Renaissance music of the period will be engaged to provide vocal coaching, master classes, music theory, and lectures. The Artistic Director for the Festival will be Jeremy Summerly, Royal Academy of Music, London, and founder of the Oxford Camerata and the Artistic Advisor will be Ian Partridge, CBE, Royal Academy of Music, London. Participants and invited musical organizations will include:

The music performed throughout the Festival week will be drawn from the 16th century Italian Renaissance – the period relevant to Palladio’s years in Rome – and include composers such as Adrian Willaert (1490-1562), Constanzo Festa (ca.1490-1545), Jacques Arcadelt (ca.1505-1568), Cipriano de Rore (1516-1565), Luzzasco Luzzaschi (1545-1607), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (ca.1526- 1594), Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594), Luca Marenzio (1553-1599), and Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611).


In addition, a song cycle will be commissioned by Palladium Musicum, Inc. for the 2006-2007 Season and its Festival. The song cycle will be composed in the manner of the Italian Renaissance art song after the fashion of Petrarch and devoted to selected villas and gardens of Rome which were familiar to Palladio: Villa Giulia, Villa Medici (Rome), Villa Pia and the Vatican Gardens, Villa Madama, Villa d’Este (Tivoli), and Hadrian’s Villa (Tivoli).