An Afternoon of Viola and Guitar Music

Margrét Hjaltested violist, Winslow Browning guitarist.  

Works by Marcello, Zenamon, Piazzolla, de Falla, Part and Sveinsson.

Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 4 pm.
 
Crow Town Gallery 
406 South Lubec Rd 
Lubec, Maine 04652  

The concert will be one hour in length with no intermission. 

Tickets available at the door $20. 

Reception to follow.  


Margret & Winslow, Lubec, 20017



Queens Consort 2017
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Queens Consort

Upcoming concerts:

"Baroque Carnival of the Animals"

An Exploration of music written to describe animals in nature. The event will fall on the same week/weekend as the Feast of Francis of Assisi, in combination with the church service of the blessing of the animals.  Children and parents are encouraged to attend.  

Works by Telemann, Biber, Handel & Rameau

Friday, October 5, 2018 at 6 pm
St. George´s Church
209 East 16th street
Manhattan

 Saturday, October 7, 2018 at 7 pm 
St. Mark´s Church
33-50 82nd street
Jackson Heights
Ticket at the door $20/$10 (students/senior) $5 special extra discount for children under the age of 10.

"Music for Yuletide"

An annual neighborhood favorite tradition, we will perform music written specifically for the season.

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 7 pm
33-50 82nd Street
Jackson Heights
Tickets at door $20/10 (students/senior)

"Shakespeare in Love"

A concert integrating English baroque music and poetry.

Friday, March 22 at 7 pm
Third Street Music School
235 E 11th Street
Manhattan

Saturday, March 23 at 7 pm
33-50 82nd Street
Jackson Heights
Tickets at door $20/10 (students/senior)



The Queens Consort is a professional early music ensemble in the borough of Queens, New York. The group plays on period instruments and in baroque style. Their mission is to bring quality early music performances to the community of Queens, as well as to Manhattan. 

The Queens Consort performs a wide repertoire spanning many countries and time periods. Its inaugural concerts were held in October 2015. The Queens Consort is a non-profit project of Gotham Early Music Scene Inc., a 501(c)3. 


Trio Focus


Tríó Fókus

The Reykjavík based chamber group Tríó Fókus, Ingveldur Ýr Jónsdóttir mezzo-soprano, Margrét Hjaltested violist, and Guðríður St. Sigurðardóttir pianist, appear regularly in concerts in Iceland and abroad. 

Tríó Fókus´ mission is to explore, enrich and perform the unique repertoire combining mezzo-soprano, viola and piano. Their programming displays the mysterious beauty of middle range voices.

In July 2017, Tríó Fókus toured Iceland, sponsored by The Society of Icelandic Musicians and the Ministry of Culture and Education. In 2019, the trio will be touring the United States.


For more information, please email Margrét.



 
Icelandic Terezín Project

Terezin Concert

The Icelandic Terezín Project honors the creative spirit of The Terezin Music Foundation, dedicated to preserving the musical legacy of composers and artists lost in the Holocaust. It has taken on the urgent work of recovering, preserving, and performing the music created by Jewish prisoners in Terezín during WWII.

Icelandic musicians were directly influenced by European immigrants to Iceland escaping Nazi persecution, especially after the arrival of Robert Abraham Ottósson, Heinz Edelstein, and Victor Urbancic. 

Theresienstadt concentration camp, also referred to as Theresienstadt Ghetto, was established by the SS during World War II in the fortress and garrison city of Terezín, located in what is now the Czech Republic. Wikipedia.

Music helped transcend the tragedies that occurred, and this legacy can be heard today with recordings such as Terezín: The Music 1941–44, and Terezín – Theresienstadt, sung by the Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter accompanied by Bengt Forsberg, Christian Gerhaher, and Daniel Hope.