The New Carpathian Consort Presents Hungarian Court Music

The New Carpathian Consort Presents

“From East to West”

This BEMF Fringe concert is co-sponsored by the Cultural Council of the Hungarian Government and the First Lutheran Church of Boston

The New Carpathian Consort presents its debut BEMF fringe concert on Friday June 14, at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church of Boston 299 Berkeley St. Tickets are $10 and $5 for students and seniors. The concert is recorded and CD’s can be purchased in advance for $10 at the door.

This concert is made possible by a grant from the Hungarian Cultural Council and the support of First Lutheran Church of Boston. This exciting program will explore Hungarian vocal and dance music from the 17th-18th centuries and rarely performed Western vocal music of the time. The first half of the program will include songs by Horváth Palóczi (Ötödfélszáz énekek), selections from Harmonia Coelestis by Prince Paul Esterházy, early recruiting dances by George von Apponyi, songs about László von Árpádház, Hungarian songs by Bálint Balassi, Dances from the 1670 Vietoris Codex and keyboard music from the 1694 Starck Codex. The second half will explore influential vocal genres by Giovanni Castoldi, Claudio Monteverdi, Tommaso Bernardo Gaffi and Jean Baptiste Morin.

Members of the Carpathian Consort are:

Emese Pászthy-Kovács, soprano (Budapest, Hungary)

Ágnes Kállay, cello (Budapest, Hungary)

Bálint Karosi, harpsichord, organ (Boston, MA)

Audrey Fernandez-Fraser, soprano (Boston, MA)

Heloise Degrugillier, recorders (Boston, MA)


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