Architecture and Music in Renaissance Venice

| McCrum Theatre

Professor Dr. Deborah Howard

Dr. Howard is Professor of Architectural History in the Faculty of Architecture and History of Art. She is a Fellow of St. John's College. Most of her research is concerned with the architecture of Venice and the Veneto.

This lecture will explore, as does her latest book, how the subtleties of acoustics were well understood by Venetian architects more than 300 years ago. Venice is full of contrasting building designs: domes, gothic vaults, flat painted ceilings and carved wooden choir stalls, all of them with different acoustic properties. But what does that mean about how music was performed and what it sounded like? This exciting lecture will be illustrated with music.

For tickets please contact Karina Cleland.Tel. 01223 365472

Venue information

McCrum Theatre

Bene't Street Cambridge, CB2 3QN

Entry details

7 7.30 pm

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)