Viol Vignettes Excerpt

“Beata es virgo Maria,” Ottavio Durante. From a live performance of “Viol Vignettes,” Sept. 2022

Home Is Where the Music Is

In the “Old Kitchen” of the Quincy Homestead, still preserved from its original 1680’s construction, we explore at-home music making in colonial Massachusetts through a historic lens.
Read our program notes for additional historical context and more information about this project.

Videography by Ethan DePuy
Chinese subtitles by Wee Kiat Chia

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Quincy Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Molza: Music for a Muse

In this live-streamed performance for the 2020 virtual Conclave of the Viola da Gamba Society of America, we celebrate the talents and accomplishments of Tarqunia Molza (1542-1617), the virtuosic soprano, viol player, and highly paid employee at the Este Court in Ferrara, who was known for her unrivaled ability to accompany her own singing on the viol.

The full program is available here.