David Dolata and FIU Collegium Musicum present Lecture-Recital at Florida International University/Miami-Dade County Public Schools Symposium on the Study and Teaching of Shakespeare

On Saturday October 10, David Dolata and students and community members from the Collegium Musicum, FIU’s early music ensemble, presented a lecture-recital on The Music of Shakespeare’s Period in support of FIU’s exhibition of Shakespeare’s First Folio at the Frost Museum in February 2016. Following Dr. Dolata’s lecture, he and his colleagues performed a variety of music that would have formed Shakespeare’s musical soundscape including drum marches, trumpet fanfares, viol consorts, lute solos, music for recorder and lute, a one-on-a-part sacred anthem and madrigals, several lute songs, ballads, music for solo harpsichord, and a newly composed text to the tune of Greensleeves, demonstrating the contrafactum technique that provided much of the vocal music in Shakespeare’s plays. The performers were:

Raven Reynolds: percussion
Sofia da Silva & Erik Hagen: trumpets
Kip Irvine & Ricardo Rodriguez: bass violas da gamba
David Dolata: lute
Gitta Montoto: recorder
Adriana Ruiz: soprano
Naomi Mercado: soprano
Beatrice Murray: soprano
Edgar Sanfeliz-Botta: countertenor
Adolfo Rodriguez: tenor
Roberto Lopez-Trigo: bass
Matthew Steynor: harpsichord

For more information on FIU’s exhibition of the First Folio, click on the Shakespeare First Folio tab above.