Source: Press Release from Haverford College:
On Sunday, September 25 at 3 PM, the Haverford College Guest Artist Series presents PARTHENIA, a consort of viols, joined by soprano, Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek (of Anonymous 4) and actor, Paul Hecht. Their program "When Music and Sweet Poetry Agree", interweaves poetry of Shakespeare and John Donne with music of the period, creating an afternoon of sung poetry and spoken music. This concert will be held at Haverford College in Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium. Ticket prices are $15 (Gen), $12 (Sr), $8 (Students), $5 (ages 7-17), and free to the bi-college community. For more information (610) 896-1011 or email@example.com. (Photo: David Rodgers)
PARTHENIA, hailed by the New Yorker as "one of the brightest lights in New York's early-music scene," is a dynamic ensemble exploring the extraordinary repertory for viols from Tudor England to the court of Versailles and beyond. Known for its remarkable sense of ensemble, Parthenia is presented in concerts across America, and produces its own lively and distinguished concert series at Corpus Christi Church in New York City, collaborating regularly with the world's foremost early music specialists and has been featured on radio and television and in prestigious festivals and series as wide-ranging as Music Before 1800, Maverick Concerts and the Regensburg Tage Alter Musik. More information about Parthenia can be found at www.parthenia.org.
JACQUELINE HORNER-KWIATEK, in addition to her work as a member of the world famous vocal quartet Anonymous 4, has a reputation as a versatile and accomplished soloist, performing music from Bach to Babbitt. Recent solo work has included Bach cantatas with The Washington Bach Consort DC and the Bach Sinfonia DC, Bach and Handel arias at Carmel Bach Festival with Bruno Weill, songs by Dowland and others with The Folger Consort at the National Cathedral DC, Haydn´s The Creation, Faure´s Requiem with Riverside Choral Society NYC, The Elijah with Ars Musica New Jersey, Mozart's Regina Coeli with The Capitol Hill Chorale, Mendelssohn's Lobgesang with Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, and the premiere of new opera and concert works with Albany Symphony Orchestra´s contemporary music group Dogs of Desire, conducted by David Alan Miller. Upcoming projects include the world premiere of Richard Einhorn's The Origin: An Oratorio Tribute to Charles Darwin at SUNY Oswego, and a new CD of medieval Christmas music with Anonymous 4.
"Jacqueline Horner's voice...a wonder of unadorned beauty." (Boston Globe)
PAUL HECHT made his debut as the Player in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (Tony nomination 1968).Other Broadway appearances include : Night & Day with Maggie Smith and Invention of Love. (Tom Stoppard), 1776 (original company), the Rothschilds, Shaw's Caesar & Cleopatra and Pirandello's Henry IV (both with Rex Harrison). Off Broadway: Harold Pinter's Moonlight, Neil Simon's London Suite, the title role in Pirandello's Henry IV (Obie award 1990). Humble Boy at the Manhattan Theater Club, and also in the National Theatre of Great Britain tour. Around the country: Cyrano at the Guthrie (world premiere Antony Burgess translation). Marc Antony, (Julius Caesar & Antony and Cleopatra) American Shakespeare Festival, and in plays by Shaw, Shakespeare, Chekhov, Turgenev, Harwood, Kaufman-Ferber, Charles Dickens, at the McCarter in Princeton, Canada's Shaw festival, N.Y Shakespeare Festival, John Drew East Hampton, Bay Street Sag Harbor, and the Berkshire Theater Festival. TV Audiences may have recognized him over the years as Charles in Kate & Allie and several unsavory characters in Law and Order, plus most of the daytime dramas (soaps). He has appeared in films with Bette Davis, Jane Fonda, Jeremy Irons, Chris Rock, and Howard Stern, and also in Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (Stoppard-Previn) with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has appeared in many literary programs at the 92nd street Y and reads annually on Selected Shorts at Symphony Space broadcast on NPR. With Parthenia he has developed the program "Sweet Music" reading sonnets of Shakespeare and Donne. He appears also with the music groups Dryden Player s (Princeton NJ) and Newbury players (Chicago). He also presents a bi monthly program of poetry at the Cornelia Street Cafe in Greenwich Village.
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