Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
The Kosciuszko Foundation
Kivie Cahn-Lipman, tenor viol
Douglas Kelley, bass viol
Loren Ludwig, treble viol
John Mark Rozendaal, treble and bass viols
Zoe Weiss, tenor and bass viols
Hold Fast: Music of the Elizabethan Avant-Garde
The manuscript A booke of In nomines & other solfainge songes contains a wealth of esoteric music—a perfect vehicle for the imaginative LeStrange Viols. William Munday’s In Æternum is followed by many rarities such as Osbert Parsley’s Spease Noster. Other better known and much beloved pieces are interspersed: In nomine “Crye” by Christopher Tye and William Byrd’s The Leaves be Greene.
“Something more comes across—a polyphonic conversance among viols…. Each player conveys lyric urgency and amusement, so much so, the result seems contemporary—there’s an evolving unexpectedness from the instruments. Strange indeed.”—Huffpost, The Blog
Artist Website: LeStrange Viols
Artist Bios and Program
LeStrange Viols was formed in 2014 to record the modern premiere of William Cranford’s consort music. By that time the musicians of LeStrange had already established themselves as a crack team of American consort players. Their many previous appearances together in diverse musical combinations and their experience in acclaimed American ensembles allow LeStrange to craft refined and vigorous performances of intricate gems of the consort repertory. Members of LeStrange Viols have been featured performers with ACRONYM, Arcadia Viols, Amherst Early Music Festival, The Newberry Consort, Folger Consort, The King’s Noyse, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Trio Settecento, The Oberlin Consort of Viols, Helios Opera, Quaver, Hesperus, Sonnambula, New York Consort of Viols, Parthenia, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, and Brandywine Baroque. LeStrange’s debut CD made The New Yorker’s list of notable recordings of 2015. Since its CD release, the ensemble has thrilled audiences at summer festivals and in a triumphant NYC debut recital. LeStrange Viols takes its name from an important manuscript collection assembled by the 17th-century English nobleman, Nicholas Lestrange.
General Admission: $35
Please note, the season brochure erroneously lists the ticket price at $30
1 ticket to all 3 concerts: $85