WomensWorkLogo2013Women’s Work will present the first concert of its 2013 series, featuring Parthenia, New York’s premiere viol consort, Tuesday, April 2 – 7:30 PM on the main stage of The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street in Manhattan. The evening will be hosted by series curator Beth Anderson.

Concert repertoire will be Frances White’s a flower on the farther side for viol consort and pre-recorded electronics, Kristin Norderval’s Nothing Proved for viols, soprano and manipulated electronics, Eleonor Sandresky’s Selections from her String Quartet, Tawnie Olson’s World Premiere of a new work for viols and baritone and Beth Anderson’s Magnificat.

The three-concert series, with works chosen by the presenting performers, will explore small ensemble chamber music by prominent contemporary women composers from the Americas, Asia and Europe. Other 2013 performers will be Quintet of the Americas on April 16 and Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble on May 21.  Funding for Women’s Work 2013 comes through the generosity of many individual supporters.

Admission to the April 2 concert is $20 general, $10 for students and seniors. For tickets, call 866-811-4111 or visit https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9756425. Tickets will also be available at the door starting at 6:30 PM. For more information about this concert and the series, contact Women’s Work at 516-586-3433 or visit their Fractured Atlas page at https://www.fracturedatlas.org/s/campaign/712. Programs are subject to change.

Parthenia2011Parthenia is a dynamic quartet of viols which animates ancient and contemporary repertoires with a ravishing sound and a remarkable sense of ensemble. Parthenia is presented in concerts and festivals across America and in Europe. The ensemble produces its own concert series in NYC, collaborating regularly with the world’s foremost early music specialists including Piffaro, Julianne Baird, Paul O’Dette, Blue Heron and ARTEK. Parthenia actively commissions and premieres works by today’s composers. Parthenia records for the MSR Classics label, and is represented by GEMS Live artists management. Visit them at http://www.parthenia.org.

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