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Parthenia 2023–2024 Concerts in New York City

Parthenia in Tucson_Season photo 2023–2024
Lisa Terry, Rosamund Morley, Beverly Au, Lawrence Lipnik

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Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 7 pm

Parthenia Viols
Christopher Morrongiello ~ lute

ITALIA MIA features a lavish selection of music from the Italian Renaissance for viol consort and lute. Join Parthenia, performing on a consort of viols styled on those from the 16th century, with lutenist Christopher Morrongiello in the library at Columbia’s Italian Academy for an intimate performance of works by Italy’s most prominent 16th-century composers.

Italian Academy at Columbia University
Library, 3rd floor, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Free; write info@parthenia.org to reserve your space. This concert is almost “sold out”.

upon reflection graphicUPON REFLECTION: An Opera in Ten Images

Words and Photographs by Wendy Steiner, Music by Frances White

Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 3 pm

Sherezade Panthaki ~ soprano
Parthenia Viols, with Lawrence Lipnik ~ recorders

Parthenia’s commitment to performing the works of living composers continues this season with the world premiere of UPON REFLECTION: An Opera in Ten Images. With music by Frances White and libretto and images by Wendy Steiner, the chamber opera UPON REFLECTION is a multimedia experience that combines soprano voice, viol consort, recorders, and electronic sound. Join Parthenia, with Lawarence Lipnik on recorders, and critically acclaimed soprano Sherezade Panthaki this spring at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music.

Mary Flagler Cary Hall, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 W. 37th Street, Manhattan

General Admission ~ $40
Students ~ $25

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Past Events This Season


A 400th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 4 pm

Parthenia Viols
with The Queens College Vocal Ensemble, James John ~ director
and guest, Adrienne Hyde ~ bass viol

Parthenia Viol Consort kicks off the 2023–2024 with a celebration commemorating the music of William Byrd (1543–1623) and Thomas Weelkes (1576–1623). Parthenia and The Queens College Vocal Ensemble, directed by James John, will join forces for this momentous 400th anniversary celebration featuring works for viols and voices.

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The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street, Manhattan

Tickets (General Admission by section):
Front Section ~ $40
General ~ $25
General reduced ~ $10


Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 4 pm

Parthenia Viols, Ryland Angel
with Jonathan Richards ~ actor

Premiered by Parthenia in 2018, Martin Kennedy’s “Tomb Sonnets” sets historic texts by Petrarch (1304–1374), John Keats (1795–1821), and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882) to transcendent music for countertenor and viol consort. Featuring countertenor Ryland Angel and actor Jonathan Richards, TOMB SONNETS will explore enduring themes of death, loss, and burial through works by Kennedy, Giovanni Gabrieli (1557–1612), Jacques Arcadelt (1507–1568), Phillipe Verdelot (ca. 1470–before 1552), and Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583–1643).

Join the artists after the program for Cocktails from the Crypt.

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St. John's in the Village
218 West 11th Street, Manhattan

Tickets (General Admission by section):
Front Section ~ $40
General ~ $25
General reduced ~ $10


Parthenia is represented by Summerell Arts and records for MSR Classics.
Parthenia's concert season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul 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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