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Tasso and Music Symposium & Concerts

Online, Presented by UMass Amherst Music & Dance Department
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 17, 18 & 19, 2020

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The Symposium will take place online via Zoom.  To receive a link, please register at

Join us for a Scholarly Symposium and Concerts to celebrate the NEH-funded Tasso in Music Project, directed by UMass music history professor Emiliano Ricciardi.

Emiliano Ricciardi
Prof. Emiliano Ricciardi

The three-year effort has established a complete critical edition of the musical settings of the great 16th century Italian poet Torquato Tasso.

For information on the Project:

Scholarly Symposium presentations, 9:30am-12:30pm each day, Free   See Schedule
To receive a link, please register at

Saturday 4/18, 2pm (Streamed online via YouTube)
Musical settings of Tasso's poetry with guest ensemble Palma Choralis (Brescia, Italy)
Music by Monteverdi, Cifra, Vignali & others.  Link to full program and YouTube channel

Concert by guest ensemble Les Canards Chantants, to be streamed online at a later date.
Ferrarese settings of Tasso's poetry


Support provided by:

College of Humanities and Fine Arts (UMass)
Department of Music and Dance (UMass)
Italian Studies, division of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (UMass)
Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies (UMass)
Centro di Studi Tassiani (Bergamo, Italy)
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

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