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Mozart's Attic - Thursday, July 23rd at 10:00 pm

We begin with music of expatriate contemporary South African composer Kevin Volans. Once a student of Karlheinz Stockhausen, Volans became associated with the Cologne School, a post-minimalist movement also known as The New Simplicity. The Kronos Quartet  demonstrates  his most unusual fusion  of European and African idiom

The series of concerti grossi from Vivaldi's l'Estro Armonico continues, followed by some sonatas by Vivaldi's contemporary compatriot, Domenico Scarlatti.

Then it's off to early 20th century England where Gustav Holst's modal harmonies  evoke the music of much earlier times.

We dance with Renaissance peasants of Hungary and Italy, and close with a complete performance of Giacomo Carissimi's oratorio, Jepthe, a tale of Old Testament warfare, conquest, and tragedy.

Originally from central Massachusetts, Jay has called the Space Coast home for more than 30 years. He began his association with WFIT in the late '90s as a dumpster diver for office furniture in response to a broadcast plea for a new chair from a frustrated disc jockey. (WFIT has come a long way since.)