Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Fretwork is a champion of great English consort music, from Taverner to Purcell. The ensemble also has become known as a pioneer of contemporary music for viols, having commissioned more than 40 new works. For its performance in Cleveland, the ensemble presents works from the 16th and 17th centuries by John Taverner, Christopher Tye, Henry Purcell, Robert Parsons, and William Lawes, as well as works by contemporary composers Maja Ratkje, Nico Muhly, and Gavin Bryars. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Myth and Mystique: Cleveland’s Gothic Table Fountain.
$33–$45; CMA members $30–$40.
These programs made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund.