Past Event

Monteverdi Solos and Duets

May 4, 2012
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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The Spring 2012 concert series will continue on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 7 PM when the acclaimed NYC-based ensemble TENET will present a program of works by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) for solo and duo soprano with instrumental accompaniment.

Praised as “sheer joy for the listener” by James Oestreich in the New York Times, TENET has won acclaim for its innovative programming, virtuoso singing and command of repertoire that spans the Middle Ages to the present day. Led by Artistic Director Jolle Greenleaf, TENET features distinguished soloists who shine in one-voice- to-a-part singing as well as joining voices in small ensembles. TENET is ensemble-in- residence at the historic St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church on New York City’s Upper West Side.

Hailed as a “golden soprano” and called “a major force in the New York early music-scene” by the New York Times, Jolle Greenleaf is one of the leading voices in the field. She is a much sought-after soloist in music by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Purcell, Mozart and, most notably, Claudio Monteverdi. Her performances have earned raves from all over the country, but most notable from the New York Times, who called her “an exciting soprano soloist... beautifully accurate and stylish...” Ms. Greenleaf creates programs, directs and sings in performances of repertoire spanning the middle ages to the present day. Ms. Greenleaf's programming for TENET has been lauded by the New York Times as “smart, varied and not entirely early.”

The dynamic duo of Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn has teamed up to offer an intimate performance of solos and duets by the Italian master, Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) and his contemporaries. Repertoire is drawn from his incredible wealth of vocal music featured in his many volumes of dramatic and light music. Central to the program are two spectacular baroque violinists and an inventive continuo team.