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DUO MARCHAND

Renaissance music


Andy Rutherford, lute
Marcia Young, voice and harp


ABOUT DUO MARCHAND

"Thoughtfully prepared and deftly executed. . . . every individual selection contributed to a greater totality. . . . the purely instrumental selections occasionally sounded as if they were emanating from some ancient, delicate music box—as an antiquated intricacy somehow preserved for 21st-century ears."

—The Washington Post
on "Songs of Fortune and Time's Flight"

Duo Marchand takes its name from a family of court musicians that flourished in 17th-century France. In recent seasons the Duo has performed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Cloisters; Connecticut Early Music Festival; CityMusic in Columbus (OH); the Great Falls (VA) Chamber Music Series; The Hudson (NY) Opera House; the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers; The Chapel of Our Lady Restoration in Cold Spring; the Yale University Collection of Musical Instruments; The French Church on Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz (NY); Baroque Sundays at Stony Brook; Moravian College in Bethlehem (PA); the Lute Society of America Conference and Seminar in Cleveland; Washington D.C.'s historic downtown Church of the Epiphany; the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York; and the Yale Center for British Art.

Duo Marchand performed a series of concerts under the auspices of the New York Public Library's exhibition of illuminated manuscripts, "The Splendor of the Word." The Duo was also presented by the New York Botanical Garden in a series of performances ancillary to its special exhibition, "The New Renaissance Garden." The Duo's program of songs from the Shakespeare plays has twice been broadcast nationwide over Sirius XM Radio.


"A skilled, cogently thought-out performance. . . . Young's gentle voice glided easily between her highest and lowest notes, adhering carefully to phrasing that made both musical and poetic sense. The duo . . . captured every emotional color and musical inflection."

—The Washington Post
on "Sounds and Sweet Airs: Songs from Shakespeare"




LISTEN!

This merry pleasant Spring


ARTIST BIOS

"Young has an elegant, dark-hued soprano voice that she employs with a winning mixture of formal restraint and emotional intensity. Her diction is excellent, her pitch sense spot-on."

—The Washington Post

" . . . Marcia Young's soprano adds a welcome degree of clarity and focus to the overall sound."

—American Record Guide
(On "Masters, Monsters, & Mazes"—TREFOIL—MSR 1095)

Soprano and historical harper MARCIA YOUNG is a regular member of the renaissance group My Lord Chamberlain's Consort and the medieval trio Trefoil, which has toured widely since its founding in 2000. In recent years she has performed with the Folger Consort, the Newberry Consort, Parthenia, and the renaissance band Piffaro, and has been heard in recital on the Ars Antiqua series in Chappaqua (NY); The Distinguished Artists Series in Syosset; the HotShops gallery space in Omaha; and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Young has taught vocal and instrumental classes at the San Francisco Early Music Society's Medieval and Renaissance Workshop. During the academic year she serves as Director of Performance Studies for the Department of Music, Stern College, Yeshiva University. She has been a classical radio host for WQXR, Sirius/XM, and WNYC-New York.

"Rutherford was in every way a sympathetic partner. . . . [he] plucked his lute with digital dexterity and an unusually keen sense of shading."

—The Washington Post

ANDY RUTHERFORD began studying the lute in connection with his interest in 17th-century art, especially the paintings of Caravaggio and Vermeer, which often feature the instrument. A regular member of My Lord Chamberlain's Consort, Rutherford has also appeared at Tanglewood and Lincoln Center with the Mark Morris Dance Group, and on the Temple of Dendur series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He performs regularly with such ensembles as Empire Baroque, Parthenia, the New York Consort of Viols, Musica Antiqua New York, Chacona, New York's Ensemble for Early Music, and the Big Apple Baroque Band. Internationally recognized as a builder of lute-family instruments, Mr. Rutherford has taught and lectured on the history of lute design at the Lute Society of America Conference and Seminar.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRIS LEE


SEASON 2014-2015

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 12:00 noon
Eliza Is the Fairest Queen
Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy NY

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 12:30 p.m.
A Little Midday Music
Church of the Transfiguration
One East 29th Street, New York
Two Daughters of This Aged Stream: Purcell's Sopranos
With special guest Ruth Cunningham of Anonymous 4,
voice, Baroque flute, recorder

Sunday, March 1, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
Bethlehem Public Library
Delmar, New York
Fairest Isle: Music for Monarchs

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
Sounds and Sweet Airs: Songs from Shakespeare
Carnegie East House, New York
(Private performance)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
A Little Midday Music
Church of the Transfiguration
One East 29th Street, New York
Sounds and Sweet Airs: Songs from Shakespeare

June 2015, details TBA
Two Daughters of This Aged Stream: Purcell's Sopranos
With special guest Ruth Cunningham of Anonymous 4,
voice, Baroque flute, recorder
Boston Early Music Festival Fringe

Fall 2015, date and time TBD
Moravian Archives
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Tune Thy Music to Thy Heart


SEASON 2013-2014

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 1:15 p.m.
Two Daughters of This Aged Stream: Purcell's Sopranos
With special guest Ruth Cunningham of Anonymous 4,
voice, Baroque flute, recorder

Friday, February 28, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
Tune Thy Music to Thy Heart: The harp and cittern in
Moravian daily life

Biennial conference, Society for 18th-Century Music
Peter Hall, Moravian College
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Wednesday, April 23, 6:00 p.m.
Joy of Spring
United States Military Academy
West Point, New York
Old Cadets Chapel (Private performance)

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
Sounds and Sweet Airs: Songs from Shakespeare
Carnegie East House, New York (Private performance)

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Eliza Is the Fairest Queen
Royal Oak Foundation, New York

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
Music at St. Paul's
St. Paul's in Englewood
133 Engle Street, Englewood NJ
Fairest Isle: Songs for Sovereigns

SEASON 2012-2013

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History and Music
Tune thy music to thy heart
Borhek Chapel, Comenius Hall
Moravian College
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Saturday, November 17, 2012, time TBA
Third Presbyterian Church
Troy, New York
(Private event)
Program TBA

Sunday, January 27, 2013, 3:00 pm
Music on Madison
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York
Two Daughters of This Aged Stream: Purcell's Sopranos
With special guest Ruth Cunningham of Anonymous 4,
voice, Baroque flute, recorder

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Music at Noon
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy NY
Sounds and Sweet Airs: Songs of Shakespeare

Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 12:30 p.m.
A Little Midday Music
Church of the Transfiguration (Little Church Around the Corner)
One East 29th Street, New York
Songs of Scotland and Ireland
For cittern, voice, and harp

Sunday, May 19, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Music at St. Paul's
St. Paul's in Englewood
133 Engle Street, Englewood NJ
Two Daughters of This Aged Stream: Purcell's Sopranos
With guest performer Karol Steadman, soprano

Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 12:30 p.m.
A Little Midday Music
Church of the Transfiguration (Little Church Around the Corner)
One East 29th Street, New York
Two Daughters of This Aged Stream: Purcell's Sopranos
With guest performer Karol Steadman, soprano

Friday, June 14, 1:30pm
Boston Early Music Fringe
Beacon Hill Friends Meeting House
6 Chestnut Street, Boston
Two Daughters of This Aged Stream: Purcell's Sopranos
With special guest Ruth Cunningham of Anonymous4,
soprano and Baroque flute


RECENT CONCERTS

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 1:15pm
Midtown Concerts
Immanuel Church, 122 East 88th St., New York
Two Daughters of This Aged Stream: Purcell's Sopranos
With special guest Ruth Cunningham of Anonymous4,
soprano and Baroque flute

Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
East Greenbush Community Library
East Greenbush, New York
Sounds and Sweet Airs: Songs from Shakespeare

Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 12:30 p.m.
A Little Midday Music
Church of the Transfiguration (Little Church Around the Corner)
One East 29th Street, New York
Two Daughters of This Aged Stream: Purcell's Sopranos
With special guest Ruth Cunningham of Anonymous4,
soprano and Baroque flute

Tuesday, May 29, 12:15pm
Noonday Concerts
Church of the Epiphany
Washington, D.C.
Two Daughters of This Aged Stream: Purcell's Sopranos
With special guest Ruth Cunningham of Anonymous4,
soprano and Baroque flute

Sunday, January 27, 2013, 3:00pm
Music on Madison
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York

Sunday, September 25, 2011, 4:00pm
Pine Hollow Arboretum Benefit Concert and Reception
'Tis Nature's Voice
Historic Slingerlands Methodist Church
1497 New Scotland Road
Slingerlands, New York
Admission: $20 donation

Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 12 noon
Tuesdays at Noon
St. Paul's Church
58 Third Street, Troy NY
The Rose, the Shamrock, and the Thistle:
Songs of the British Isles

Saturday, March 19, 7:30pm
St. Mark's Early Music Concert Series
St. Mark's Episcopal
754 Montauk Highway, Islip, Long Island
Musicke Dear Solace: In praise of song

Sunday, March 20, 2011, 3:00 p.m.
Baroque Sundays at Three
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, Long Island, New York

Tuesday, March 28, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Stern College, Yeshiva University
Ivry student Center, Schottenstein Hall
29th and Lexington, New York
Faculty Recital
With David Glaser, viola da gamba

Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 12:30 p.m.
A Little Midday Music
Church of the Transfiguration (Little Church Around the Corner)
One East 29th Street, New York
Program TBA

Thursday, June 16, 2011, 11:00 a.m.
Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concert
My Cousin Vinny: Shoestring Italian Relations
Beacon Hill Friends House
6 Chestnut Street, Boston MA

Friday, October 15, 2010, 4:00 p.m.
Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History and Music
Moravian Archive, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Awake, My Cetra: Moravian Music and the Cittern

Saturday, October 16, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
Connecticut Early Music Festival
New London, Connecticut
My Cousin Vinny: Shoestring Italian Relations
Details TBA

Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 1:15 p.m.
Midtown Concerts
Immanuel Church, 122 East 88th St., New York
Wake all the dead, what ho! What ho! Songs of death and the spirit world

Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 1:30 p.m.
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers NY
A Renaissance Holiday

Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 12:30 p.m.
A Little Midday Music series
Church of the Transfiguration (Little Church Around the Corner)
One East 29th Street, New York
Sounds and Sweet Ayres: Songs of Shakespeare

Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 12:30 p.m.
Noonday Concerts
Church of the Epiphany
Washington, D.C.
Jubal's Lyre: A 1770 Musicale

Friday, July 2, 2010, 1:15 p.m.
Lute Society of America Conference and Seminar
Harkness Chapel, Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
My Cousin Vinny: Shoestring Italian Relations

Thursday, April 23, 2009, 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays at 8
Church of the Ascension
221 West 107th Street (at Amsterdam)
Sounds and Sweet Aires: Songs from Shakespeare's Plays

Monday, April 27, 2009, 1:00 p.m.
Concerts at One, St. Paul's Chapel
Jubal's Lyre: A 1770 Musicale
Broadway and Fulton Street, New York

Tuesday, May 12, 8:00 p.m.
Faculty Concert, Stern College for Women
With David Glaser, viola da gamba
Ivry Student Center, Schottenstein Hall
29th Street at Lexington Avenue, New York

Friday, June 12, 2009, 1:30 p.m.
Jubal's Lyre: A 1770 Musicale
Boston Early Music Festival
The College Club of Boston
44 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02116

Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 12:30 p.m.
A Little Midday Music series
Church of the Transfiguration (Little Church Around the Corner)
One East 29th Street, New York
Jubal's Lyre: A 1770 Musicale

Saturday, October 3, 2009, 4:00 p.m.
Jubal's Lyre: A 1770 Musicale
Morris-Jumel Mansion
Roger Morris Park
65 Jumel Terrace at 160th St., East of St. Nicholas Ave.
New York, NY 10032

Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 1:15 p.m.
Music for the Spirit, Midtown Concerts
Church of St. Bartholomew
Park Avenue at 50th Street, New York
Jubal's Lyre: A 1770 Musicale

Mother's Day (Sunday, May 11, 2008), 4:00 p.m.
Music and Arts Healing Ministry
St. Jacobi Evangelical Lutheran Church
5406 Fourth Avenue, Sunset Park
Brooklyn, New York
Jubal's Lyre: A 1770 Musicale

Tuesday, June 23, 2008, 10:30 p.m.
Lute Society of America Conference and Seminar
Harkness Chapel, Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
Jubal's Lyre: A 1770 Musicale

Monday, September 8, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
Yeshiva University Museum at the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, New York
A Merry Heart: Music for a Wandering People

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2009, 6:00 p.m.
Yeshiva University Museum at the Center for Jewish History
A Merry Heart: Music for a Wandering People
15 West 16th Street, New York


CURRENT PROGRAMS

'Tis Nature's Voice.—The Duo sings of Nature and her charms in 17th-century songs and pastoral dance melodies. Birds and flowers, sunlight and shadow, and the fierce and gentle gods of the natural world play leading roles in the verses of Renaissance poets like Campion, Jonson, and Shakespeare.

Wake all the Dead, what ho! What ho!—Originally conceived as a 17th-century Halloween program, featuring songs of death and the spirit world—including "Fortune my foe," the famous "Hanging Tune" of Elizabethan England.






Jubal's Lyre: A 1770 Musicale—
This program gives an overview of the domestic music-making scene of Colonial America, which maintained close ties to trends and fashions in the British Isles, including the London stage. The spotlight is on Duo Marchand's vintage 1770 "English Guittar" (at left) and Baroque triple harp.

Sounds and Sweet Airs.—Songs from the Shakespeare plays in settings from the Bard's time, as well as from later 17th-century productions with incidental music by such composers as Purcell and Blow.

Courtly Pastimes.—Music of fashion in the European courts of the 16th century, including examples of the Italian frottola, the Parisian chanson, and songs and instrumentals from the music- and dance-loving court of Henry VIII.

Songs for Sovereigns.—Music designed to flatter and delight Queen Elizabeth—as well as her successor, King James—with direct references to such royal virtues as beauty, chastity, wisdom, benevolence, and courage in battle. Instrumentals include "Queen Elizabeth's Galliard," "The Queen's Goodnight," and Elizabeth's favorite dance tune, "La volta."

Amor e gratioso: Music for a Renaissance Spring.—The pastoral tradition in 16th-century French, Italian, and English song, together with lute fantasias and instrumental dances.


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