The New York Consort of Viols champions the beauty and breadth of music written expressly for or especially suited to the viol. These popular programs have delighted audiences around the world.
The Road from Valencia
This popular program vibrantly captures the beauty of the viol and its elegant music from the Middle Ages in Spain to the reign of Henry VIII in England. The Road from Valencia follows the path of Sephardic musicians who, expelled from Spain in 1492, fled to Italy before being recruited for the English court.
For generations these musicians handed down their artistry in viol craftsmanship, composition, and performances. Haunting music from Spain, Italy, England and the Diaspora, with readings from Renaissance sources and contemporary writings, vividly illuminate the viol’s fascinating past, which continues to inspire performers and composers today.
VIOL-ATION! A CELEBRATION OF THE VIOL
Featuring highlights of the viol repertoire from 15th-century Spain to 21st-century New York, with entertaining and informative readings.
Medieval and Renaissance music celebrating Love, Nature, Flowers, Dancing and Singing.
This Old Fiddle
Enjoy this collection of elegant pieces from the 13th to 15th centuries played on the authentic medieval rebec and vielle as well as the Turkish fiddle and viol.
Music and Readings from Four Royal Courts
A glorious sampling from the musical worlds of four royal families in England and France.
The Sweet Power of Musicke
Experience the enchanting music of Shakespeare’s time. With lute and selected readings.
For more information, please contact:
Judith Davidoff, Artistic Director
New York Consort of Viols
201 West 86th Street, PH-A
New York NY 10024