FIVE BOROUGHS MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS TENET IN THE SOUNDS OF TIME IN QUEENS AND THE BRONX

FIVE BOROUGHS MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS TENET IN THE SOUNDS OF TIME IN QUEENS AND THE BRONX

Friday, May 11 at King Manor Museum in Queens and Saturday, May 12 at Christ Church Riverdale

Watch TENET Perform Works from The Sounds of Time: http://bit.ly/2FRgdWg

NEW YORK – The early music virtuosi of TENET return to Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) this season with The Sounds of Time, an exploration of 12th and 13th century songs by the French trouvères. The program is presented in Queens on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at King Manor Museum and on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church Riverdale in the Bronx. Led by guest music director and baroque violin virtuoso Robert Mealy, the program showcases the great lyric tradition of the troubadours, who adapted the musical forms invented by their Provençal counterparts and infused them with a lighter vein that produced a memorably tuneful body of music.

The Sounds of Time features soprano Jolle Greenleaf, mezzo-soprano Luthien Brackett, tenor Jason McStoots, Shira Kammen and Robert Mealy on vielle and harp, and Charles Weaver on plucked instruments.

Concert Information
FIVE BOROUGHS MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS TENET
The Sounds of Time

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
King Manor Museum | 150-03 Jamaica Avenue | Queens, NY
Tickets: Tickets, priced at $15 for general admission and $10 for students, seniors, and museum members, can be purchased by visiting www.5bmf.org.

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Christ Church Riverdale | 5030 Henry Hudson Parkway | Bronx, NY
Tickets: Tickets, priced at $25 for general admission and $15 for students, seniors, and Christ Church Riverdale members, can be purchased by visiting www.5bmf.org.

Artists:
Jolle Greenleaf, soprano
Luthien Brackett, mezzo-soprano
Jason McStoots, tenor
Shira Kammen and Robert Mealy, vielle and harp
Charles Weaver, plucked instruments

Program:
I. HIGH LOVE
Rondeau: Tant con je vivrai – Adam de la Halle (fl c1245–1300)
Volez-vous que je vous chant – Anonymous
Motet: Trois serors sor rive mer – Anonymous
Motet: Ja n’amerai autrui que cele – Anonymous
Aussi conme unicorne sui – Thibaut de Champagne (1201–1253)

II. COUNTRY LOVE
Motet: Je gart le bois – Anonymous
Lai de la pastourelle – Anonymous
En avril au tems pascour – Anonymous
Estampie – Anonymous
L’autrier tout seus chevauchoie – Richard de Semilly (fl c1200–1250)
Rondeau: Or est baiars – Adam de la Halle

III. COMIC LOVE
L’autrier par la matinee – Thibaut de Champagne
Rondeau: Bonne amourette – Adam de la Halle
Haute chose – Gillebert de Berneville (fl c1250–1280)
Trop est mes maris jalos – Etienne de Meaux (fl c1280–1300)
Souffres, maris – Anonymous

IV. ABANDONED LOVE
Dites, seignor – Anonymous
Rondeau: Je muir – Adam de la Halle
L’on dit qu’amours est dolce chose – Anonymous
Bele Doette – Anonymous

V. LOVE ON THE DANCEFLOOR
Estampie: Souvent souspire – Anonymous
Three caroles – Anonymous
Ce fu en mai – Moniot d’Arras (fl c1250–1275)

About TENET
Preëminent New York City-based early music ensemble TENET celebrates its ninth season in 2017-18. Under Artistic Director Jolle Greenleaf, TENET has won acclaim for its innovative programming, virtuosic singing and command of repertoire that spans the Middle Ages to the present day.

Highlights of recent seasons include performances of J.S. Bach’s motets, a three-year cycle of Carlo Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories, annual performances of works by Purcell and his contemporaries celebrating St. Cecilia (music’s patron saint), a medieval survey series called The Sounds of Time, and original theatrical performances highlighting works composed by, for, and about women in 17th century Italy. Renowned for their interpretations of Renaissance and Baroque repertoire, TENET’s distinguished soloists’ have been praised for their pristine one-voice-to-a-part singing “to an uncanny degree of precision” by The Boston Globe.

TENET sponsors the highly praised Green Mountain Project, giving annual performances of Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, as well as other Vespers that have been newly reconstructed by the project’s musical director, Scott Metcalfe, including music by Monteverdi, Giovanni Gabrieli, Antoine Charpentier and their contemporaries. Performances of modern-day fare have included Arvo Pärt’s Passio at Carnegie Hall in 2014, and a new commission by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw in 2015.

A driving force in cultivating the New York City early music community, TENET collaborates regularly with other acclaimed ensembles and organizations including Dark Horse Consort, Five Boroughs Music Festival, New York Polyphony, the Sebastians, and many others. TENET performs regularly at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and numerous other venues throughout New York City. Further afield, TENET has performed at the Festival Casals de Puerto Rico, Berkshire Bach Festival, Connecticut Early Music Festival, and many other venues throughout the United States, Latin America and Europe.

About Five Boroughs Music Festival
Five Boroughs Music Festival’s mission is to enrich communities and cultivate new audiences by bringing world-class, affordable chamber music to all corners of New York City. 5BMF collaborates with local cultural institutions to present up-and-coming artists alongside the genre’s most distinguished performers, and challenges the standard definition of ‘chamber music’ by presenting a broad range of musical styles, from early music to contemporary works, world music and other non-classical forms.

Led by founders Jesse Blumberg and Donna Breitzer since 2007, 5BMF has presented over 55 traditional and contemporary chamber music programs in more than ten complete cycles around NYC. Described as “imaginative” by The New York Times and “vital” by WQXR’s Operavore blog, 5BMF’s commitment to musical outreach and diverse programming has attracted positive attention from the NYC arts community from its earliest days. 5BMF’s artist roster is comprised of diverse, talented emerging artists and distinguished musicians alike. Its venues are just as eclectic, and have included historic NYC landmarks such as Federal Hall, the University Church at Fordham University, Flushing Town Hall, King Manor Museum, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, among many others.

To mark its fifth season in 2011-2012, 5BMF commissioned 20 composers to create the Five Borough Songbook, a collection of 20 unique songs inspired by New York City places, themes and poetry. Throughout the course of the season, the Songbook premiered in every borough of NYC, and was released as a double-CD studio album in 2011 by Roven Records. Following the success of the original Songbook, 5BMF commissioned a second volume of 20 new works for its 10th anniversary; the resulting Songbook, Volume II premiered in all five boroughs of NYC throughout 2017.

5BMF’s programming is rooted in familiar classical music traditions, but is inclusive of a broad range of styles; art song recitals, early music, new music and other non-classical forms are all represented. By employing a broad definition of chamber music and sustaining a commitment to artistic outreach by bringing world class programs to neighborhoods all over the city, 5BMF offers an affordable, intimate concert experience to a wide variety of New York City audiences.

Please visit www.5bmf.org or email info@5bmf.org for more information.

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