Houston Early Music presents Quicksilver in "Stile Moderno, New Music from the 17th Century"
Numbered among the cultural revolutions of the 17th century was music. Composers consciously created a stile moderno of dramatic oppositions and vivid emotions. "Revered like rock stars within the early music scene" (The New York Times), Quicksilver vibrantly explores this virtuosic, experimental and deeply moving "new music" by Castello, Fontana, Merula and Marini, performed on baroque violins, cello and harpsichord.
A pre-concert talk by Robert Mealy, Quicksilver co-director, begins at 6:45 p.m.