Friday, May 8, 2015 at 6:30 PM
6:00 Pre-concert reception
King Manor Museum
150-03 Jamaica Avenue, QUEENS
Presented in collaboration with Chamber Music Concerts at King Manor Museum
5BMF’s spring season continues with two presentations of the dynamic trio Ostraka, with special guest, soprano Molly Quinn! Comprised of viol virtuoso Josh Lee and master lutenists John Lenti and David Walker, Ostraka explores the rich repertoire of the Renaissance and Baroque, performing on instruments usually relegated to supporting roles (bass viol, theorbo, lute and period guitar).
On May 7th and 8th, Ostraka will perform their program Le Parnasse Français: Virtuosic music for voice, viol and lutes, featuring Jean-Phillippe Rameau’s fiery cantata L’impatience, selected Airs de cours by Pierre Guédron, and Marin Marais’ Folies d’Espagne, as well as works by Marais’ rival Antoine Forqueray.
Click below to hear a preview of Ostraka’s artistry:
About the venue
Since 1900, King Manor has operated as a historic house museum dedicated to preserving and interpreting the legacy of Rufus King, one of the framers of the United States Constitution and an outspoken anti-slavery leader. The only historic house museum in Southeast Queens, King Manor engages its audiences through historic site tours, interactive exhibits, lectures, public programs, and school and community outreach.
Located in Queens’ Jamaica neighborhood, King Manor is accessible by the E, J, Z, and F trains, and by the LIRR to Jamaica. Detailed directions can be found here.