Performance Calendar

Below is a complete list of Parthenia’s upcoming performances and events. This list includes both our NYC Concert Season and any special events. Please check back regularly for updates and additional concerts.

We are excited that plans are in place for resumed Parthenia touring in 2022!

Wednesday, Feb 17th 2021

Exuberance is Beauty: William Blake, the Viol, and the Book

Members of the New York viol consort Parthenia join Sheelagh Bevan, Andrew W. Mellon Associate Curator, Printed Books & Bindings, and Robinson McClellan, Assistant Curator of Music Manuscripts and Printed Music, to explore the “exuberant beauty” of visionary poet William Blake (1757-1827) and the music he inspires in our time. Featuring Will Ayton’s 2002 song cycle scored for viola da gamba and voice, A Reliquary for William Blake, the program will be contextualized with an introduction to the Morgan’s exceptional holdings of Blake’s illuminated printing, such as Songs of Innocence and of Experience, followed by a conversation with curators and musicians.

This program is co-presented by the Morgan Library & Museum and Parthenia.

Free; limited availability, advance registration is required.

(212) 685-0008 ext. 560
Thursday, Feb 25th 2021

WEBCAST: A Reliquary for William Blake

Parthenia’s planned webcast of ‘A Reliquary for William Blake” with countertenor Daniel Moody, scheduled for Thursday, Feb 25th, 2021 at 7:30pm ET, has been postponed to a future concert season when we can be with you in person.

In the meantime, we warmly invite you to join us for a free online event exploring related William Blake material, co-presented with the Morgan Library & Museum.

This concert is part of our 2020-2021 NYC Concert Series

Thursday, May 13th 2021
7:30pm ET

WEBINAR: The Making of Donne Songs Without Words

A Choreographic Work for Viol Quartet and Baroque Harp
by Eleonor Sandresky

Parthenia Viol Consort, Eleonor Sandresky, composer, Christa Patton, harp

Parthenia and guests discuss the conception, composition and performance of Sandresky’s 2014 work, John Donne Songs Without Words, commissioned by Parthenia with a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. We will explore our love of Donne’s poetry, the guiding aesthetic for this work, and talk about learning to use body movements while playing our instruments, and show videos of the 2015 premier.

Watch with us on May 13, and join in the conversation!

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This program will be archived through May 23.

This concert is part of our 2020-2021 NYC Concert Series