Paul O’Dette

© 2015-16. Paul O'Dette, Lutenist, Early Music in Columbus, 03-11-2016
The Secret of the Muse
French, Italian and English Music

Friday, March 11, 2016
8:00 PM Concert • 7:30 PM Pre-Concert Lecture
Battelle Fine Arts Center: Riley Auditorium, Otterbein University

Paul O’Dette returns to Columbus with a stunning program of solo lute music from early 17th century France, Italy and England – “The Secrets of the Muses” – after the title of a book by Nicolas Vallet that is the source of a portion of the program. This project is an outgrowth of a project O’Dette performed of “Lord Herbert of Cherbury’s Lute Book,” a wonderful anthology collected by James I’s ambassador to France, Edward Lord Herbert of Cherbury. Herbert was an avid amateur lutenist and obviously met, and perhaps even studied with, many of the leading European lutenists of the day. His manuscript has a wonderful cross-section of French, Italian and English music, and for this concert, is combined with music by Kapsberger, Vallet, Gautier, Dowland, Bacheler and Robert Johnson.

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 21st-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.

…should I come to meet Saint Peter at the pearly gates, I hope he will say, ‘Welcome, good and faithful servant! By the way, be sure to hear Paul O’Dette – he’s leading the angel band.’

– Early Music America

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Paul O’Dette performing March 11, 2016

8:00 PM Concert • 7:30 PM Pre-Concert Lecture
The Secret of the Muse: French, Italian and English Music

Paul O’Dette, Regular Seating — $30 each
Paul O’Dette, Senior Seating (Age 62+) — $25 each
Paul O’Dette, Student Seating— $12 each