Parthenia Viol Consort Presents BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON

Parthenia Viol Consort Presents BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON

Parthenia, New York's premiere viol consort, will be in concert on Sunday, March 10 at 4:00 PM, performing By the Waters of Babylon (Al Naharot Bavel), with ARTEK vocal and instrumental ensemble at The Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street in Manhattan. Al Naharot Bavel is a co-presentation of Yeshiva University Museum and Stern College for Women.

NYC ensembles Parthenia and ARTEK present a concert of music by Jewish composers of the Renaissance and Baroque from the courts of Italy and England. Madrigals, fantasies and more by Salomone Rossi in Italy and the Lupo and Bassano musical dynasties in England.

Parthenia members are Beverly Au, Lawrence Lipnik, Rosamund Morley and Lisa Terry.

ARTEK performers will be Laurie Heimes, soprano, Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano, Andrew Fuchs, tenor, Jonas Budris, tenor, Peter Becker, bass-baritone, Charles Weaver, lute, Motomi Igarashi, viol and Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord.

A pre-concert talk begins at 3:15pm in the Center's Forchheimer Auditorium, presented by historian Jody Hirsh.

Tickets are $25 general admission, $15 Center for Jewish History and Yeshiva University Museum members. For more information, call 212-866-0468 or visit http://www.gemsny.org/events/parthenia.

ARTEK, based in New York City and with a reputation as one of America's top early music ensembles, presents concerts of musically significant, rarely-heard repertoire performed on period instruments in historical style, featuring the finest early music artists. Founded by director Gwendolyn Toth in 1986, they present vocalists and instrumentalists in performances of 17th and 18th century repertoire from Italy and Germany. Visit them athttp://www.artekearlymusic.org/.

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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