Asteria

Asteria

My Body Must Depart, But My Heart Remains With You
Medieval Love Songs Inspired by Arthurian Romance

Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 3:00 pm
St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church
4440 N. Campbell Ave. (at River Road)

Program

Anonymous: l'ome armé/Il sera pour vous
Anonymous: Pour tant se j'ay la barbe grise
Busnoys: Aux gré de mes ieulx, je vous ai choisie
Binchois: Pour prison
Johannes le Grant: Entre vous nouviaux mariés
Dufay: J'atendrai tant quil vous plaira
Morton: Le souvenir de vous me tue
Binchois: Dueil angoisseux
Anonymous: Tristre dolent
Anonymous: Soyes loyal
Anonymous: Quant la doulce jouvencelle
Anonymous: Dame d'onnour
Busnoys: Le corps sen va - le cuer vous demeure

Asteria burst onto the national early music scene in 2004, winning Early Music America's first Unicorn Prize for Medieval and Renaissance music with a performance heralded by The New York Times as "intimate and deeply communicative…meltingly beautiful." This engaging duo brings out the passion and emotional impact of late medieval vocal and instrumental music with timeless love songs of wide appeal, transporting their listeners back to the age of chivalry.

Eric Redlinger's skill on the lute and sweet tenor voice are complemented by his expertise in early music, earned through study at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and extensive archival research into original sources in The Hague, Basel, and Marburg. Sylvia Rhyne brings to the partnership not only her quicksilver soprano but also a strong dramatic connection with the audience, gained from a professional career in musical theater.