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Ellen and Paul perform A. Scarlatti's "Orfeo" at the Lute Society of America's summer festival, Cleveland, 2010.
video: Daniel Shoskes
February 5 • 3:00pm
ELLEN HARGIS (soprano)
PAUL O’DETTE (lute/theorbo)
Alexander Kasser Theater
The Power of Love is an amorous stroll through some of the most beautiful English love songs of the 17th century, with Ellen Hargis and Paul O'Dette's masterful interpretations of works by English composers Nicholas Lanier, Henry Lawes and John Wilson. The pop hits of their time, these tales portray heroes and lovers as they tangle with the trials, triumphs and tribulations of eternal love. Set your passions afire with this delightful program celebrating the undeniable force of the human heart.
Friends and colleagues for over 25 years, Ellen Hargis and Paul O’Dette bring an irrepressible spirit of drama, vivid musical imagination and fun to their vocal and lute combinations. Each is a virtuoso in their respective fields. Their commitment to unearthing undiscovered musical treasures has made their intimate concerts must see events.