Parthenia (photo credit: Robert Trentin)

Music of the Holy Roman Empire
Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St., Tucson, Arizona

The viola da gamba quartet PARTHENIA—Beverly Au, Lawrence Lipnik, Rosamund Morley, and Lisa Terry—bridges the centuries with ravishing sound and remarkable ensemble playing, animating ancient and contemporary repertoire to critical acclaim. Hailed by international music critics, the ensemble appears regularly in concerts around the United States and the world, producing its own series in New York City and collaborating with acclaimed early music specialists. The quartet has been featured in prestigious festivals and concert series and it commissions and premieres new works annually. Their extensive discography, most recently “Nothing Proved - New Works for Viols, Voice, and Electronics,” features works by Kristin Norderval, Frances White, and Tawnie Olson.

“Their unanimity and grasp of the style are not unlike
that of a great string quartet playing Mozart or Beethoven.”
—Fanfare Magazine

“Ravishingly beautiful sound…
The playing by the Parthenia was uniformly superb.”
—The Boston Musical Intelligencer