Events downtown

Jun 13

Eudaimonia: Harmonizing Two Worlds
Location: 267 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event website

Right to left or left to right? Composers of the Jewish Italian Renaissance had to navigate between cultures, classes, and languages. Salomone Rossi (1570 – 1630)’s seminal work, “Songs of Solomon,” is the first published collection to set polyphonic music to a Hebrew text. Explore how Rossi and other Jewish composers of the Italian Renaissance challenged notions of cultural identity and used music to create understanding between two segregated cultures. Featuring Eudaimonia, a period-instrument ensemble that uses its musical work to uplift social and humanitarian causes.

Tickets: $50 advance, $60 door. This event does not include beer and wine.