The answer is GO and celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th birthday with music for lute, harp, and soprano!
GO and hear Duo Marchand‘s Andy Rutherford, lute and Marcia Young, voice and harp as they present “Sounds and Sweet Airs”—Songs from the Shakespeare plays in settings from the Bard’s time in honor of his 400th birthday, as well as music from later 17th-century productions with incidental music by such composers as Purcell and Blow.
The concert will take place on Sunday, April 17th beginning at 5:00 PM at St. Paul’s Church in Englewood. This is an amazing concert space and the beauty of the grand interior is both beautiful and inspiring. Suggested donation is $20, $10 students and seniors. Everyone is welcome!
The Community Blood Drive will also be taking place on Sunday, April 17th from 9am – 1:30pm on the Bloodmobile. Please help spread the word.
About Duo Marchand
Duo Marchand takes its name from a family of court musicians that flourished in 17th-century France. In recent seasons the Duo has performed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Cloisters; Connecticut Early Music Festival; CityMusic in Columbus (OH); the Great Falls (VA) Chamber Music Series; The Hudson (NY) Opera House; the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers; The Chapel of Our Lady Restoration in Cold Spring; the Yale University Collection of Musical Instruments; The French Church on Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz (NY); Baroque Sundays at Stony Brook; Moravian College in Bethlehem (PA); the Lute Society of America Conference and Seminar in Cleveland; Washington D.C.’s historic downtown Church of the Epiphany; the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York; and the Yale Center for British Art.
Duo Marchand performed a series of concerts under the auspices of the New York Public Library’s exhibition of illuminated manuscripts, “The Splendor of the Word.” The Duo was also presented by the New York Botanical Garden in a series of performances ancillary to its special exhibition, “The New Renaissance Garden.” The Duo’s program of songs from the Shakespeare plays has twice been broadcast nationwide over Sirius XM Radio.