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John Lenti's Ax? A Six-Foot-Long, Fourteen-Stringed Theorbo

John Lenti plays lute, archlute, and the six-foot-long theorbo.
John Lenti plays lute, archlute, and the six-foot-long theorbo.

The Seattle Times calls the music of John Lenti “a joy to behold,” while Gramphone praises Lenti’s playing of theorbo, lute, archlute, and baroque guitar for its “nuanced beauty and character.” He deploys his “uncommonly big sound” (Third Coast Digest) to acclaim as a soloist and chamber musician.

Lenti is affiliated with Seattle Baroque, Portland Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Magnificat, Mercury Baroque, the Newberry Consort, the New World Symphony, and Seraphic Fire, among many others. Join host John Floridis for his visit with John Lenti at the corner of Theorbo & Lute Central.

(Broadcast: "Musician's Spotlight,"  12/14/17 and 3/29/18. Listen on the radio Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., or via podcast.)

John Floridis, the host and producer of Musician's Spotlight, has been with Montana Public Radio since 1997. He has interviewed over 200 musicians during that time. He is also an independent recording and performing artist in his own right and a former registered music therapist.
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