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“Expressive and virtuosic…much to admire”  The New York Times

The Fêtes Galantes CD is out!  Available on CDBaby July 5!

* HESPERUS PRESENTS Robin Hood at the Amherst Early Music Festival July 17. Click here for info


*  Forqueray on Pardessus! ~ May 11, Salon/Sanctuary Concerts, New York City
*  Come and see us at the Pardessus Mini-Conference in Boston June 14-16

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents:
IN THE SALON OF MLLE. LEVI: Viols at the Revolution

   A revolutionary program of baroque jewels, whip crackers and heart breakers
   May 11   8 pm    The Brotherhood Synagogue 
   28 Gramercy Park S, NYC  
Who was the mysterious Mlle. Levi, whose pardessus playing took Paris by storm in 1745? She burst upon the Concerts Spirituels, a complete unknown, performed there an unprecedented five times in three years, only to disappear and then reemerge in the Mercure Galant in 1783, advertising for pupils.
This concert features music by Mlle. Levi’s friends and contemporaries, Leclair, Marais, Forqueray, Rebel and Couperin, performed by members of the award-winning ensemble Hesperus: Tina Chancey, John Mark Rozendaal, Webb Wiggins.

Symposium ~ Concert ~ Lecture Demos
June 14-16  Boston, MA at the Boston Early Music Festival  Free

A dozen international scholar/performers, lead by Simone Eckert of Germany and Myrna Herzog of Israel, spend three days celebrating the pardessus de viole with intriguing scholarly papers, a virtuoso concert, and a morning of informal, interactive lecture demos.

For details click here. 

* TRIO SEFARDI performs at the NYC Greek Festival May 21
* New Fêtes Galantes CD to be released June 1
* HESPERUS PRESENTS 3 MUSKETEERS at Indianapolis Early Music Fest June 23
* HESPERUS PRESENTS Robin Hood at the Amherst Early Music Festival July 17

Kind words from a recent presenter:  Houston, Texas, December 3, 2016
   “The concert still reverberates around here, it was just thrilling.
 What a gift to be able to communicate the beauties of this unknown and almost forgotten music to an audience
that knows very little of it — and then bring them to their feet!”


TINA CHANCEY is a performer, arranger, teacher, recording producer and writer.
For 40 years she has played: Viola da gamba, Pardessus de viole, Medieval fiddles: vielle, rebec & kamenj, Renaissance violin and Irish and Old Time fiddle on roots music from Medieval, Renaissance & Baroque to Sephardic, Appalachian, British & Spanish Colonial, Irish and Balkan

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