Parthenia Viol Consort Presents Music In The Age Of Tintoretto

Parthenia Viol Consort Presents Music In The Age Of Tintoretto

Parthenia, New York's premiere viol consort, will be in concert on Wednesday, March 13 at 8:00 PM, performing Music in the Age of Tintoretto - Artist of Renaissance Venice, at The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street in Manhattan.

Tenor and countertenor Ryland Angel and Parthenia present songs from Renaissance Italy, and a new work for viol consort and countertenor by Martin Kennedy. His Tomb Sonnets (2014) is a reflection on death and burial sites in poems by Keats, Longfellow and Petrarch. Other featured composers include Marchetto Cara, Bartolomeo Tromboncino, Philippe Verdelot, and Cipriano de Rore, and dramatic instrumental works by Carlo Gesualdo, Adriano Willaert, Nicolò Corradini, and Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli, uncle and nephew whose composing skills were honed at San Marco in Venice, and defined the style of the era.

Tickets are $25 reserved seating and are available at http://www.gemsny.org/events/parthenia. For more information, call 212-866-0468.

Grammy-nominated British counter-tenor Ryland Angel has built an international reputation on both the opera and concert stage, in repertoire ranging from the Baroque to new operatic commissions at major opera houses, concert halls and festivals throughout Europe and the U.S., and has sung on more than 70 recordings. He is a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota. Visit him at https://www.rylandangel.com/.

Composer Martin Kennedy's music has been performed internationally by numerous artists and ensembles, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Teatro Comunale di Bologna, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Philharmonic, American Composers Orchestra, Bloomington Camerata, Symphony in C, and Tuscaloosa Symphony. His website is https://www.martinkennedy.com/.

Parthenia is a quartet of viols which animates ancient and contemporary. Parthenia is presented in concerts and festivals across America including Bargemusic, Music Before 1800, Maverick Concerts, The Rockport Chamber Music Festival, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Miller Theatre and the Yale Center for British Art, and in Europe at the Regensburg Tage Alter Musik. The ensemble produces its own concert series in NYC, collaborating regularly with the world's foremost early music specialists including Piffaro, Julianne Baird, Paul O'Dette, Blue Heron and ARTEK. Parthenia actively commissions and premieres works by today's composers including Eleonor Sandresky, Richard Einhorn, Phil Kline, Frances White, Max Lifchitz, Will Ayton, Nicholas Patterson and Kristin Norderval. Parthenia's latest CD Nothing Proved, on the MSR Classics label, features music by Hildegard von Bingen, Frances White, Kristin Norderval, and Tawnie Olson. They are represented by Shirley Hunt, GEMS Live! Director of Booking and Artist Representation.

Parthenia is Beverly Au, Lawrence Lipnik, Rosamund Morley and Lisa Terry. Visit them at http://www.parthenia.org. They are the Early Music Ensemble in Residence at Stern College for Women.

Parthenia's concert season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Parthenia is a sponsored organization of the New York Foundation for the Arts, and is a member of Early Music America and Chamber Music America.

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