Thursday, June 14 | 8pm
St. Paul Lutheran Church
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 ofrepertoire that spans the Middle Ages to the present day.
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’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.
“UNO + ONE”
TENET revisits UNO + ONE in performances of repertoire from their widely acclaimed 2013 recording of the same name. The program focuses on beloved solos and duets by Claudio Monteverdi and features the sopranos of TENET: Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn. Violins and continuo join the singers for dazzling instrumental selections by contemporaries of Monteverdi that compliment the primarily vocal program.
TENET featured soloists: Jolie Greenleaf and Molly Quinn
Monteverdi sung by twins? You could jump to that conclusion hearing this disc of vocal duets by Tenet’s perfectly matched sopranos Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn, who could pass for sisters. (GRAMAPHONE)
“…pristine one-voice-to-a-part singing “to an uncanny degree of precision” (The Boston Globe)
“Drawing on their considerable performing experience, New York-based early music group Tenet have produced a well-rounded and impeccably performed collection of lesser-know canzonette and instrumental works by Monteverdi and his Italian contemporaries.” (Classical Ear)