2016–2017 Season » Fretwork
FRIDAY | OCTOBER 7, 2016 | 8PM
Celebrating their 30th anniversary, viol consort Fretwork has delighted audiences through their concert tours and celebrated recordings, particularly those in collaboration with other elite Early Music artists and ensembles. Joining them to open BEMF’s 2016–2017 Season is soprano Suzie LeBlanc, one of the most sought after Early Music singers of her generation. These exceptional artists explore a beguiling program of aural beauty and refined elegance for voice and viol consort from English masters Byrd, Gibbons, Dowland, and Purcell.
Want to hear more from these artists? Here are a selection of recordings available at Amazon.com. BEMF may receive a comission from your purchase.
“The dynamic range of Fretwork is stunning, its tone vibrantly rich and its careful paragraphing and sensitive response to the lyrics bringing these songs to life.”
“Suzie LeBlanc sang… with a bright, pure sweetness—radiance personified.”
Asako Morikawa, Richard Boothby, Reiko Ichise, Emily Ashton & Sam Stadlen, viol
William Byrd: My mind to me a kingdom is
Programs are subject to change.