Saturday 23.7 at 4pm: Lute recital by Solmund Nystabakk

 Dear friend of Arkadia, You are heartily invited to a lute recital by Solmund Nystabakk on Saturday 23.7 at 4pm. It will be a recital of pieces for renaissance lute from Robert Dowland’s famous book ”A Varietie of Lute Lessons.” Published by Thomas Adams in London in 1610, ”A Varietie of Lute Lessons” is one of the most important printed sources of lute music known today. Along with chapters on how to play the lute, the book contains, in the publisher’s own words, a collection of ”Fantasies, Pavins, Galliards, Almaines, Corantoes, and Volts: Selected out of the best approved AUTHORS, as well beyond the Seas as of our owne Country.” In his recital, Solmund Nystabakk will perform selected pieces from the book, along with comments and anecdotes on the music and its background. Welcome! Warm regards, Ian www.arkadiabookshop.fiEntrance is free and green tea will be offered. A donation of €2 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. BIO: Solmund Nystabakk (*1982) from Sørfold in Northern Norway studied classical guitar with Sven Lundestad, Jan Danielsen and Erik Stenstadvold at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, and later guitar with Jukka Savijoki and theorbo with Eero Palviainen at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. His activities in recent years have included work with both classical and contemporary music for classical guitar, as well as early music on lute, theorbo and baroque guitar with special interest in the vocal repertoire of the renaissance and early baroque. Solmund Nystabakk is a member of Ensemble NeoN (NO), RANK Ensemble (FI) and the baroque ensemble Scherzi Musicali (BE). He also performs regularly with the young Finnish chamber orchestra Jousia Ensemble. He is an active improviser and has composed theatre music for several plays.