Hopkinson Smith: Mad Dog--The Elizabethan Lute

Date and Time: 
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 7:30pm
Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall

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“Hopkinson Smith, without a doubt, is the finest lute player in the world today.” – San Francisco Chronicle

Internationally recognized as a leading personality in the field of early music and one of the world’s great lutenists, Hopkinson Smith gives concerts and master classes throughout Europe and in North and South America. Since the mid 1980s, Smith has focused principally on solo music for early plucked instruments. These include the vihuela, Renaissance lute, theorbo, Renaissance and Baroque guitars, and the Baroque lute. Through his recitals and over 20 solo recordings, he continues to rediscover and bring to life works that are among the most expressive and intimate in the entire domain of early music. His program features lute masterpieces from the 1580s and ‘90s by John Dowland, John Johnson, and Anthony Holborne.

Tickets are $30 for the general public and $10 for students with a valid ID.