Thurs, March 17, 2016 - 7:30 PM
My Body Must Depart—My Heart Remains with You
Medieval songs inspired by Arthurian legend
The Kosciuszko Foundation
15 E 65th St, New York, NY
Info: Music Before 1800
Eager for new music from Asteria?
Worry not – we are busy this winter 2016 arranging and recording our 5th CD, an album of medieval English songs from the time of Richard III.
An often overlooked repertoire because of the relative paucity of English sources from this time, these gems will surprise you with their clever melodies and dramatic lyrics. Worth the wait!
Living a Dream in Burgundy
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“It was a wonderful moment, a true gift you offered to the young people and to all of us present. The way you wove music and commentary together, with art and intelligence, brought us into the world of these songs. … Continue reading
“In short, Asteria was the hit of the free Frick evening…when attendees were asked their favorite part of the evening, they said coming into the Frick and hearing Sylvia & Eric singing in the Garden Court.”
“Their program was a HUGE hit and so wonderful. What a talented and amazing couple- they are true treasures and I hope to have the chance to work with them again.”
“We all just loved the concert Eric and Sylvia put on. There is something about that music that just connects right with the soul and transports you to that ancient world. Our audience was enchanted to say the least. …They … Continue reading
“I am thrilled with the outcome and I know that our museum visitors loved their lecture and their music. Simply breathtaking.”
“Eric’s and Sylvia’s performance and talk Saturday evening was one of the high points of SEMA (Southeastern Medieval Association) conferences since I’ve been a member and one of the high points of the arts at the college since I’ve been … Continue reading
“Their program was just beautiful and I talked with many audience members on the way out who told me how impressed they were with the concert. I look forward to a future concert. Not only are they outstanding musicians, they … Continue reading
“Thank you both for a fabulous presentation. …the students were so clearly enthralled by your performance and your discussion.”
“…Our audience really enjoyed your performance; your ability to explain the history of the music you were performing combined with your extraordinary talent made for an exciting and memorable concert. You were able to relate to our extremely diverse audience … Continue reading
“Asteria gave a brilliant performance – an exquisite feast for the eyes, the ears, the mind and the heart.”
“The pleasure was truly ours to be able to hear the incredible ensemble between Sylvia, Eric, and the lute.”
“This is a stellar sort of music making that transforms this repertoire.”
“Asteria was wonderful! Their concert was magical and mesmerizing. Their workshop was informative, well organized, and inspiring for my students.”
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