Asheville Baroque Concerts

The Return of Zephyrus

Saturday, October 7 at 4 pm

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Asheville, NC

Zephyrus, the Greek god of the gentle western wind, has been a source of fascination and imagination through the ages. He symbolizes the return of springtime, the fecundity of youth, the whimsy of love and precarity of happiness. The famous medieval poet, Francesco Petrarch, wrote his Sonnet Zephyrus Returns in the 14 th century, which inspired vocal compositions from the early Renaissance through the high Baroque. Zephyrus has indeed returned again and again, in many eras, national styles and musical forms.

In the spirit of returns, ABCs’ is delighted to welcome back Molly Quinn, soprano—TENET, Apollo’s Fire, Pacifica and Portland Baroque Orchestras, Seraphic Fire, Quicksilver Ensemble and Acronym; and Daniel Swenberg on lute and theorbo—TENET, Artek, Apollo’s Fire, Handel and Haydn Society, Newberry Consort. Molly and Dan will be joined by ABCs’ artistic director, Gail Ann Schroeder, on treble and bass viola da gamba.

Molly Quinn, soprano; Daniel Swenberg, lute and theorbo; Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba

Works by Tromboncino, Dowland, Caccini, Clerambault

Please reserve in advance here. Seating is limited!

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2nd Show the following day:

The Return of Zephyrus

Sunday, October 8 at 3 p.m.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Greenville, SC

Reserve tickets at St. Andrew’s here.