The Road to Venice
Music from Renaissance England and Italy
We are delighted to be performing again at LIFEM and we have developed a new programme, especially for this prestigious festival. In ‘The Road to Venice’, we showcase how Italian musical style was influenced and absorbed by the English. The concert will feature music from a number of English and Italian composers such as Augustine Bassano, Anthony Holborne, Giorgio Mainerio and Gasparo Zanetti, amongst others as well as the ever-present, ‘Anon’.
We are also particularly honoured to be performing a piece of music which was specially commissioned for us by LIFEM in 2021. Composed by Toby Young, the piece reflects the bustle and vibrancy of the instrument exhibition ‘At the Fair’.
The concert will be presented, as ever, in PIVA’s trademark earthy and robust style and the pieces will be woven together with an entertaining narrative of travellers and courtiers as they reflect on their observations of their experiences in foreign lands.