Performance Friday, March 16, 2012 | 7:30 PM


La Tarantella: Antidotum Tarantulae

Zankel Hall
Pre-concert talk starts at 6:30 PM in Zankel Hall with Christina Pluhar in conversation with Jeremy Geffen, Director of Artistic Planning, Carnegie Hall.

The entrancing rhythms of the tarantella have enthralled listeners for centuries. Here, L’Arpeggiata showcases the many sides of the “spider’s dance” with songs both modern and traditional, and composed works from the 17th century.
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La Tarantella: Antidotum Tarantulae

Widespread in southern Italy, the tarantella was and still is a dance said to heal the poisonous bite of a tarantula. A powerful dance, the tarantella has inspired an outpouring of music and dance, resulting in a strong tradition still alive today.

La Tarantella: Antidotum Tarantulae presents a fascinating journey back in time and across geography. Exceptional singers and dancers (specialists in teatrodanza and commedia dell’arte) give the performance its sensual, visual, and festive dimensions. L’Arpeggiata’s timeless performances are the only remedy for its own bite!

—Christina Pluhar

Perspectives: L'Arpeggiata
This performance is part of Chamber Sessions I, and Perspectives: L'Arpeggiata.

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