Lutenist Paul O’Dette, New Discoveries

Lutenist Paul O’Dette, New Discoveries

Sunday, February 23, 2025, at 3:00 p.m.

St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church | 4440 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ   Google Map

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“…should I come to meet Saint Peter at the pearly gates, I hope he will say, ‘… be sure to hear Paul O’Dette—he’s leading the angel band.’” —Early Music America

This program is presented in collaboration with the Tucson Guitar Society.

About the Program
New Discoveries: The Extraordinary Manuscripts of Albani da Urbino

An incredible collection of lute, theorbo, and viola da gamba manuscripts was recently discovered in the library of an important Italian noble family in Pesaro. The lute manuscripts of Albani da Urbino (1576–1653) contain a large number of previously unknown works by Lorenzino Tracetti (1552–1590) and the Cavaliere del Liuto (Knight of the Lute), the two most important Italian lute virtuosi of the late 16th century. New Discoveries revives these previously lost dances, fantasias, and variations that represent the pinnacle of Renaissance lute repertoire.

About Paul O’Dette, lute (Rochester, New York)

2x GRAMMY-award winner Paul O’Dette has been described as “the clearest case of genius ever to touch his instrument” (Toronto Globe and Mail). One of the most influential figures in his field, O’Dette has helped define the technical and stylistic standards to which twenty-first-century performers of early music aspire. In doing so, he helped infuse the performance practice movement with a perfect combination of historical awareness, idiomatic accuracy, and ambitious self-expression.