New Vintage Baroque are one of my favorite early-music groups. They produce tightly themed concerts of old music and new music for old instruments, tied together with storytelling to make the music matter. I went to see them as much as I could last year, and their shows are always gorgeous and fun. This season they are exploring Vice, and I've written two songs for their first concert, CASANOVA. Two Seductions are drawn from his autobiography: the first, Fiordespina, is a story from Ariosto that he knew by heart, and the other, Lucie, is an episode of his own. I'm a little weak in the knees at the singers: Davone Tines and Owen McIntosh. It will be a fun show, with lots of juicy stories told by my friend Doug, who actually read Casanova's entire giant autobiography.
Come join us at Greenwich House (46 Barrow NYC) on Sunday, October 12 @ 6:30pm. Tickets / more info.