New Amsterdam: The Sounds of the City as Heard by Jacob Steendam, the First Poet of New York
In this special program, Camerata Trajectina follows in Jacob Steendam’s (1616-1672) footsteps and presents Dutch music that once echoed off the walls of the houses of New Amsterdam. Interspersed with anecdotes and quotes from original sources, this program recreates the soundscape and musical culture of Dutch Manhattan, thus providing a unique perspective on early New York. Composers will include Jacob van Eyk, William Byrd, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, and Claude Goudimel, as well as Camerata’s own versions of popular folk tunes. Narration by historian Dr. Jaap Jacobs. Co-presented with the New Amsterdam History Center.