Music with Her Silver Sound:
Viol Consorts in the Age of Shakespeare
At the center of the musical life of courtier and merchant in Shakespeare’s world, the viola da gamba lent its silver sound to mirth, meditation, and mourning. Join the viols of Parthenia in an exploration of this rich and varied repertoire from the luminous fantasies of William Byrd and his contemporaries, to the artful reworking of folk tunes, and the boisterous music of the eccentric Tobias Hume.
The members of Parthenia, Beverly Au, Lawrence Lipnik, Rosamond Morley, and Lisa Terry are Artists in Residence at The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields in New York City. Hailed as “a first rate consort of viols” (The New York Times) that is “one of the brightest lights in New York’s early music scene” (The New Yorker), the ensemble produces its own series in New York and performs in concerts across America.
Friday, February 2, 2018 | 8:00 pm
St. George’s Episcopal Church | 915 N. Oakland | Arlington, VA