Salon/Sanctuary’s Production of “The Heirs of Tantalos”

Last night I attended the first performance of “The Heirs of Tantalus” presented by Salon/Sanctuary Concerts, a relatively new organization that puts on early music events in New York City.  I had attended one of their concerts last year – a music/dance program starring countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo that was really wonderful – but all their other events last season posed calendar conflicts for me, so this as my first return.

The location was a … <Read More>

Green Mountain Project on Record

For the last several years, Jolle Greenleaf’s Green Mountain Project has presented concerts during the first week of January.  In 2010, 2011 and this January, they presented Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610.  In 2012, they varied the bill of fare by assembling a vespers service using Monteverdi psalm settings from other publications (the 1640 Selva morale and the posthumous 1650 Messa e salmi), surrounded by hymns by Monteverdi, Cozzolani, and Giovanni Gabrieli.  At this year’s performance … <Read More>