William Shakespeare’s drama and poetry resonate far beyond the theater. Music plays a vital role in his plays and his works continue to inspire compositions in all genres of music, from song to symphony to sampling. So when two musical ensembles whose genres are aural opposites decided to collaborate, Shakespeare offered intriguing possibilities for both groups.
concert:nova teams up with the acclaimed music group Catacoustic Consort to present A Common Thread, a program of works performed in Shakespeare’s plays or inspired by them. concert:nova’s members explore the spectrum of classical music, often performing rarely heard works and contemporary pieces in collaboration with visual and performing artists. Catacoustic Consort focuses on what is termed “early music,” dating from the Renaissance through the Baroque periods, covering the late 15th through the 18th centuries.
Catacoustic Consort and concert:nova present A Common Thread Sunday and Monday at the Mercantile Library downtown. Tickets at cncatacoustic.eventbrite.com.