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.
-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