St. Paul, Minn. — Capturing and performing the music of the medieval and Renaissance periods can be two separate things. The duo Asteria have taken ancient manuscripts and used their musical expertise and artistic reasoning to bring this music to light. They say the songs – some of which are 400 to 500 years old – aren’t that much different than the love songs of today. Asteria is soprano Sylvia Rhyne and tenor and lutist Eric Redlinger. They spoke with Classical Minnesota Public Radio’s Steve Starruch.
Saturday, Sept 9, 2017 – 15:00 PM
My Heart Remains With You
Medieval Love Songs Inspired By Arthurian Romance
La Chapelle Notre-Dame des Septs Dormants
7 Place Sainte Barbe, 71400 Autun
Thursday, November 16, 2017 – 3:00pm
“Thursdays@Three” – hosted by Christa Wessel
Live interview with All Classical Portland
(audience tickets: first come, first served)
89.9 FM in Portland and on allclassical.org
Saturday, November 18, 2017 – 8:00pm
“My heart remains with you;
Medieval love songs inspired by Arthurian Romance”
Alix Goolden Hall
Victoria Conservatory of Music
Early Music Society of the Islands
Eager for new music from Asteria?
Worry not – we are busy this summer 2017 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
-The New York Times
“Captivating and intimate…”
“Asteria gave a brilliant performance – an exquisite feast for the eyes, the ears, the mind and the heart.”
-Kathy Gaubatz, President, Miami Bach Society
“Asteria was wonderful! Their concert was magical and mesmerizing. Their workshop was informative, well organized, and inspiring for my students.”
-Mark Cudek, Peabody Conservatory