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    Monday, July 15, 2024

    One more weekend of Early Music

    Connecticut Early Music Festival director Ian Watson (submitted)

    If you’re late to this year’s Connecticut Early Music Festival, well, you’re not TOO late. There are still this weekend’s concluding events.

    On Saturday, the Lute Song Trio of the Baltimore Consort – who were dexterously exploring repertoire long before Sting decided to make “lute” hip by recording an album where he played the instrument – perform in the Chester Meeting House. The program includes songs from Shakespeare, courtly ayres, historic ballads and more.

    The fest concludes Sunday with “Italian Virtuosi,” a concert of Vivaldi vocal and instrumental music taking place in Evans Hall on the Connecticut College campus in New London. Festival director Ian Watson will conduct the Connecticut Early Music Festival Ensemble in performances of material by Italian women composers Barbara Strozzi, Francesca Caccini and Isabella Leonarda.

    Lute Song Trio of the Baltimore Consort, 5 p.m. Saturday, Chester Town Meeting House, 4 Liberty St., Chester; $40, $20 40 and under, students free; ctearlymusic.org.

    Italian Virtuosi, 5 p.m. Sunday, Evans Hall, Connecticut College, 27 Mohegan Ave., New London; $40, $20 40 and under, students free; ctearlymusic.org.

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