Cornetto Freestyle

Doron Sherwin guest director and cornetto soloist

Cornetto Freestyle

Thu Nov 5, Fri Nov 6, Sat Nov 7 at 8pm, Sun Nov 8 at 3:30pm Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre Map SUBSCRIBE NOW

Doron Sherwin guest director and cornetto soloist

“Doron Sherwin, the incomparable cornetto virtuoso best known for his work with the ensemble L’Arpeggiata, provides much of the improvisational charge.” — The New York Times

Eavesdrop on this expressive conversation between Tafelmusik musicians and cornetto, the instrument said to most closely resemble the human voice.

Prized for its purity of tone, the cornetto was long regarded as the instrument that most closely resembled the sound of the human voice. The instrument’s sweet, soaring timbre is a quintessential ingredient in the soundscape of early baroque composers and demands an extraordinary level of precision and control. 
 
Known for his spontaneous performing style, the incomparable cornetto soloist Doron Sherwin directs these intimate dialogues between instruments. Discover works by 17th-century composers whose musical language leaves plenty of room for experimentation and ornamentation. 
 
PROGRAM INCLUDES: 
 
  • Canzonas and sonatas by Gabrieli, Buonamente, Castello, Cavalli & Schein
  • Dances by Purcell, Dowland & Cazzati
  • Song variations by Lasso, Salaverde, Simpson & Phillips  

INCLUDED IN SUBSCRIPTION SERIES: 

  • Full 10
  • 5 Concert B