Book Presentation and Concert: Instrumental Music in Late Eighteenth-Century Naples: Politics, Patronage, and Artistic Culture
with author Anthony R. DelDonna (Professor of Music, Georgetown University) and Guido Oliveri (Professor of Musicology, University of Texas at Austin)
and live performance by Modern Musick
Co-sponsored by The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute, The Italian Research Institute (Georgetown College), and The GU Department of Performing Arts
GU Music Program Director and Prof. Anthony R. DelDonna’s book Instrumental Music in Late Eighteenth-Century Naples: Politics, Patronage, and Artistic Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2021) investigates the wide-ranging role of instrumental genres within late 18th-century Neapolitan culture and introduces readers to this rarely explored sector of local artistic life. Join the author in conversation with Prof. Guido Olivieri (University of Texas at Austin) as they discuss the monograph and ongoing research into the instrumental music traditions of Naples, followed by a concert of associated repertoire, performed by the critically acclaimed early music ensemble Modern Musick. Program includes works by Cimarosa, Alborea, Guglielmi, and Mascitti.
INTERCULTURAL CENTER (ICC) AUDITORIUM
(Located inside The Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center on Georgetown University’s main campus)