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The Making of Donne Songs Without Words

May 13, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT

A Choreographic Work for Viol Quartet and Baroque Harp by Eleonor Sandresky

Parthenia Viol Consort and guests discuss the conception, composition and performance of Sandresky’s 2014 work, John Donne Songs Without Words, commissioned by Parthenia with a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. Explore Donne’s poetry, the guiding aesthetic for this work, and talk about learning to use body movements while playing our instruments, and show videos of the 2015 premier.

Parthenia actively commissions and premieres works by today’s composers including Eleonor Sandresky, Richard Einhorn, Phil Kline, Frances WhiteMax Lifchitz, Will Ayton, Nicholas Patterson and Kristin Norderval. Parthenia’s latest CD Nothing Proved, on the MSR Classics label, features music by Hildegard von Bingen, Frances White, Kristin Norderval, and Tawnie Olson (a BandQuest composer).

Date & Time: Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 6:30 PM CT | 7:30 PM ET 

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