Fretwork, Chamber Music Ensemble from London, to perform Dowland’s “Lachrimae”

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Oct. 24, 2013

Fretwork, Chamber Music Ensemble from London, to perform Dowland’s “Lachrimae”

The ensemble’s free recital part of Stieren Arts Enrichment Series at Trinity University

SAN ANTONIO - Fretwork, a chamber music ensemble from London, England will perform Lachrimae by John Dowland at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall. Dowland, considered the finest lutenist of his generation and one of England's greatest composers, composed Lachrimae  in the early 17th century. The concert is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis; tickets or reservations are not required.

Fretwork music ensembleFew other ensembles can match the range of Fretwork's repertory, spanning from the first printed music of 1501 in Venice to music commissioned by the group this year. Their recordings of arrangements of J.S. Bach have won particular praise, but they have recently issued a CD containing music by Grieg, Debussy, Shostakovich, Warlock, and Britten.

This extraordinary breadth of music has taken them all over the world in the 25 years since their debut, and their recordings of the classic English viol repertory ­­- Purcell, Gibbons, Lawes, and Byrd - have become the benchmark by which others are judged. Their 2009 recording of the Purcell Fantasias won the Gramophone Award for baroque chamber music.

The Stieren Arts Enrichment Series is made possible through an endowment created by Jane and the late Arthur Stieren of San Antonio. For more information, contact Trinity's music department at 210-999-8212.