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Siren Baroque

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SIREN Baroque is an all-female period instrument and vocal ensemble from New York City comprising two sopranos, violins, cello, and harpsichord, which allows for flexibility in performing diverse music from the Renaissance to early Classical eras. Presenting passionate and historically informed performances throughout the States and overseas, the women of SIREN are committed to infusing spirited historical accuracy with a tinge of modern dynamism. 2011-2012, SIREN's inaugural season, garnered enthusiastic reviews (“stylish and secure,” New York Times) and an invitation to perform at the Festival de Musica Barroca in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Programs highlighted early Italian antiphony (“Surround Sound”); English love songs and music (“The Course of Love”); women composers from convents and courts (“Women All-Stars of the Baroque Era”); March 2012: Concert and Workshop “Elisabeth at the Court of the Sun King”: A Baroque Workshop for Young Musicians, Penn State School of Music, University Park, PA, and the musical exchange between Venice and Spain in the High Baroque (“Counter Culture,” featuring cellist Katie Rietman). In May, SIREN collaborated with Company XIV on Judge Me Paris, a burlesque/baroque adaptation of The Judgement of Paris, and in August SIREN performed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's "Art After 5" series. The 2012-13 season includes a program of cantatas and concertos by Bach and Vivaldi (“Venice Connection”); a selection of vocal music by women composers on Gotham Early Music Scene’s Midtown Concert Series (February 14th, 2013); and a concert of French music featuring reknowned violinist Marc Destrubé (“Sirens’ Captive”). In March, SIREN will collaborate with Morningside Opera to present Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. In April, SIREN will record its debut album, “Women All-Stars of the Baroque Era.”

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