Shylock 2016

Shylock 2016

With support from the Canton and City of Geneva, the Goehner Foundation, and the Swiss Performers’ Collective, Lucidarium gave 20 concerts in 7 countries, curated a documentary and was featured in another, as well as a radio recording for TSR. They curated an international symposium for the STIMU Foundation at the Utrecht Early Music Festival, wrote articles and gave lectures …
The program had its musical premier on February 7th in Philadelphia, at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by concerts in New York (Primo Levi Center/Museum for Jewish Heritage), Washington (Italian Embassy), Austin (U. of Texas), Frankfurt Jewish Museum, York Early Music Festival, Yiddish Summer Weimar, the Utrecht Oude Muziek Festival, and Jüdische Theater und Musik Woche Dresden. A version with projections by video artist Silvia Fabiani was premiered in Geneva (for Concerts d’Été de St. Germain) and later presented in Toronto (Ashkenaz), for the Venice Music Project, Freunde alter Musik Basel, the Unione Musicale, Torino and the Associazione Musicale Etnea in Catania


Catania, December 2016, photo and mapping Silvia Fabiani

Dresden, November 2016

Catania, December 2016, mapping and photo Silvia Fabiani

NYC, February 2016,  Museum of Jewish Heritage

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Lucidarium is an irresistibly fun group, a light-hearted collection of friends out to relish each other’s company by making music together. That unbuttoned ethos is a welcome intrusion in the concert hall, one that will hopefully infect other performers.

Basler Zeitung

Next to their stylistic confidence and saddle-sure historical interpretation, Ensemble Lucidarium shows us just how contagiously vivacious the reconstruction of medieval sounds can be.

The six members of Lucidarium let their listeners dive into a completely enchanting world… The musical poetry of the Middle Ages was brought back to life in the most beautiful way possible

New York Times

… The Ensemble Lucidarium, an Italian group, in a program of vocal works (and a couple of high-energy saltarellos) on Wednesday afternoon, performed in a style free of vibrato and other forms of modern polish but plentifully adorned with florid vocal embellishments…

American Recorder Society Magazine

Anyone who arrived thinking of Medieval repertoire as “minor” or as music that ‘all sounds alike’ left with changed ideas.

The Arts Desk

There was a naturalness and relaxedness to their performance that was immensely pleasing.

Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace

… it was enough to be swept away, by the refinement and conviction of the performers, to a place where magic reigns.