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Parthenia Past Events this Season

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Parthenia and New World Recorders (Gwyn Roberts, Héloïse Degrugillier, Rainer Beckmann and Tricia van Oers) offer canzonas, ricercars, fantasias, motets and polychoral masterpieces from Italy and England.

Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 4 PM
Corpus Christi Church
529 West 121st Street, Manhattan

$25: Reserved seating
$10: Obstructed view
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AL NAHAROT BAVEL (By the Waters of Babylon)

Jewish musicians at the courts of England and Italy

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

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 4 pm

Pre-concert talk begins at 3:15 pm in the Forchheimer Auditorium, presented by historian Jody Hirsh.

The Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
, Manhattan

$25: general admission
$15: CJH & YUM members
Free admission with Yeshiva Univ. ID

This concert is SOLD OUT.

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Some tickets may be released at the door. Please arrive before 3pm.

There will be a simulcast in the Center’s Great Hall so people can watch for free: come to get at the door rush tickets, watch on simulcast if not possible for free.

Please arrive early to pass through security

Doors open at 3 pm (Daylight Savings starts)

Al Naharot Bavel” is a co-presentation of Yeshiva University Museum and Stern College for Women.

Parthenia is the Early Music Ensemble in Residence at Stern College for Women.


Parthenia has been invited to reprise last season’s TOMB SONNETS program with Ryland Angel during the Tintoretto exhibition at The National Gallery of Art this spring.
We offer you a chance to hear the program again this season in NYC.


Parthenia 2018 19 concert bonusMUSIC IN THE AGE OF TINTORETTO

Artist of Renaissance Venice

Vocalist Ryland Angel and Parthenia present sublime songs from Renaissance Italy, and a new work for viol consort and countertenor by Martin Kennedy. Tomb Sonnets (2014) is a reflection on death and burial sites in poems by Keats, Longfellow and Petrarch.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 8 PM
The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street

$25: Reserved seating
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A musical tour of Jacobean London

Madrigalists LES CANARDS CHANTANTS join Parthenia, and guest Motomi Igarashi, for a presentation of Michael East’s Third Book of Madrigals of 1610. Anthems, madrigals, Neapolitans and pastorals for voices and viols, and a cycle of eight remarkable viol fantasias.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8 PM
Corpus Christi Church
529 West 121st Street

$25: Reserved seating
$10: Obstructed view
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A presentation of the rarely-heard Third Set of Bookes by English Renaissance composer Michael East. This collection, first published in London in 1610, contain a surprising variety of music for voices and viols: charming neapolitans, madrigals and pastorales depicting the antics of nymphs and shepherds alongside sacred verse-anthem settings of the Psalms. The book also contains eight remarkable fantasias for viol consort that may have been inspired by John Dowland's Lachrymae, and which seem to form a cycle describing a transformative psychological journey from despair to love. Sung and played in full, this book offers a feast of colors and textures, and paints a picture of the musical and poetic landscape of Michael East's London that is by turns whimsical, devotional, and experimental.

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