Italian Landscape with Three Women Making Music (detail), Gerard de Lairesse (c. 1687). Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

November 12, 2017 | Sunday 3:00 p.m.
St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, Arizona

Fiery, passionate, inventive, intimate! These words aptly describe 17th century Italian repertoire, and our dazzling performers from early music ensemble Tenet. Claudio Monteverdi and his contemporaries are featured in this program of courtly chamber songs and duets. Dynamic soprano duo Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn are joined by a superb instrumental ensemble of strings, theorbo, and harpsichord, featuring Robert Mealy, director of Juilliard Historical Performance, on violin.

The “florid, poised performers” (The New York Times) of New York-based Tenet have performed throughout the USA, as well as Denmark and Costa Rica, but are primarily based in the Northeast (New York City and Boston). We welcome them for their first concert in Arizona.

“Monteverdi sung by twins? ... With such well-matched voices, duets can seem almost Jungian, with a particularly emotion dissected into different shades by the two voices.”