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Classical 101

Get Crazy and Meet a Theorbo: Wayward Sisters on Classical 101

publicity photo off the early music ensemble Wayward Sisters, four musicians with their instruments
Nelson Fitch
Wayward Sisters
Wayward Sisters

Things got a little crazy this morning on Classical 101.

The award-winning early music ensemble Wayward Sisters and critically acclaimed soprano Kathryn Mueller joined me this morning on Classical 101 to give us a preview of their concert Frenzy and Fire: Music Gone Mad, Sunday, Oct. 25 at 3:30 p.m. in Capital University's Mees Hall Auditorium.

The concert, presented by Early Music in Columbus, will feature a potpourri of mad songs and instrumental selections conveying madness and emotional instability.

In case you missed it this morning, here are Wayward Sisters taking about their upcoming project to record music by dissolute composers and performing one of the most famous "mad" pieces of the baroque era, Antonio Vivaldi's La Folia:

We also met an instrument that's a little crazy - the theorbo. It's like a lute, but just like the unhinged heroes and heroines of Wayward Sisters' repertoire, the theorbo is larger than life. Wayward Sisters theorbist John Lenti introduces his instrument:


photograph of John Lenti playing the theorbo
Credit Jennifer Hambrick
Wayward Sisters theorbist John Lenti in the Classical 101 studio.

Wayward Sisters perform Frenzy and Fire: Music Gone Mad, Sunday, Oct. 25 at 3:30 p.m. in Capital University's Mees Hall Auditorium, presented by Early Music in Columbus.

Jennifer Hambrick unites her extensive backgrounds in the arts and media and her deep roots in Columbus to bring inspiring music to central Ohio as Classical 101’s midday host. Jennifer performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago before earning a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.