Program Notes


The 17th century brought with it a creative musical explosion that was unprecedented in music history,...


Le Poème Harmonique

Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 8pm

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Miller presents the expert early-music group Le Poème Harmonique in their largest New York production to date. Performed by candlelight, this theatrical concert presentation builds on the ensemble’s eye-opening approach to opera, using historical gesture, vocal ornament, and an imaginative sequence of songs to depict life in 17th-century Venice. Set in the streets and canals of the city during the time of Carnival,Venezia dalle strade ai Palazzi (Venice: From the Streets to the Palaces) pairs Monteverdi’s haunting madrigals on the torments of love with light, witty works by Francesco Manelli, transporting listeners back in time through song.

This program will also be performed on Friday, September 14th, 2012 at 8:00pm.


  • Geoffroy Buffière baritone-bass
  • Jan Van Elsacker tenor
  • Françoise Enock violone
  • Johannes Frisch violin
  • Serge Goubioud tenor
  • Joël Grare percussion
  • Lucas Peres lirone
  • Jean-Luc Tamby colascione and guitar
  • Benjamin Lazar stage director


  • Claudio Monteverdi Dormo ancora
  • Dario Castello Sonata Concertate in Stil Moderno
  • Monteverdi Lamento della Ninfa
  • Francesco Manelli Bergamasca: La Barchetta passaggiera
  • Benedetto Ferrari Chi non sà come Amor
  • Ferrari Son ruinato, appassionato
  • Anonymous Villanella ch’all’acqua vai
  • Manelli Canzonetta: Sguardo lusinghiero
  • Manelli Jacarà: Aria alla napolitana
  • Manelli Ciaccona: Acceso mio core