Profeti della Quinta
Presented by Texas Performing Arts
Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music and KMFA-FM
All-male vocal ensemble Profeti della Quinta creates vivid and expressive performances while focusing on the vocal repertoire of the 16th and early 17th centuries. Founded in the Galilee region of Israel by bass singer and harpsichordist Elam Rotem, the ensemble now resides in Basel, Switzerland. The core ensemble includes countertenor, tenor, and bass singers, who perform either a cappella or together with period instruments.
For their Austin debut, Profeti della Quinta explores the many-faceted art of 17th-century Jewish-Italian violinist and composer Salomone Rossi, who was a transitional figure between the late Italian Renaissance and early Baroque.
Doron Schleifer, countertenor
Roman Melish, countertenor
Lior Leibovici, tenor
Dan Dunkelblum, tenor
Elam Rotem, bass, harpsichord, and musical direction
Ori Harmelin, chitarrone
Jan. 29, 2020 at 7:30 PM
**There will be a free “concert preview” presentation by the ensemble:
Jan. 29, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM,
Butler School of Music Recital Studio MRH 2.634: 2406 Robert Dedman Drive
For more information on the presentation, visit the BSOM Event Page.
Members of the Ensemble will introduce and discuss the story and music of Salomone Rossi, a Jewish musician who was highly appreciated in early 17th century Italy at a time when Jews were mostly segregated and marginalized. Alongside Rossi’s work and publications as a secular composer of madrigals and instrumental music, he also tried to create a new genre of Jewish music for the Synagogue using the standard Western musical language and was the first to print music in Hebrew: Hashirim asher lish’lomo, 1622, Venice.
To make special arrangements for your course, contact:
Brenda Simms, Program Coordinator, Education & Curriculum Development, Campus & Community Engagement
Date and Time
McCullough Theatre 2375 Robert Dedman Dr. Austin Texas 78712