Leonardo da Vinci: Shaping the invisible

I Fagiolini

Robert Hollingworth and I Fagiolini sitting at a table

Marking 500 years since da Vinci’s death, innovative vocal ensemble I Fagiolini illuminate projections of his most iconic artworks with complementary choral masterpieces from across the centuries.

The project’s creators, director Robert Hollingworth and Leonardo expert Professor Martin Kemp, will introduce the music and artworks from the stage in a tribute to the greatest polymath the world has ever seen, who famously described music as having the power to shape the invisible.

So among the works to be explored, the iconic form of Vitruvian Man is matched by the perfectly proportioned music of Leonardo’s contemporary, Josquin. The recently identified Salvator Mundi is paired with sacred settings of the text which inspired it by Thomas Tallis and Herbert Howells. Leonardo’s famous depictions of women are seen through the prism of Claudio Monteverdi and a sensual ‘aural tapestry’ by Messiaen pupil Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur. And a new commission from Adrian Williams celebrates the inquiring scientific mind of the ultimate Renaissance Man.

The end-time for this performance will be announced closer to the event.

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Milton Court Concert Hall