FEATURED ARTIST: Alan Howe FEATURED ARTIST: Alan Howe FEATURED ARTIST: Alan Howe FEATURED ARTIST: Alan Howe FEATURED ARTIST: Alan Howe

December 16, 2017

Acclaimed by the New York Times for their “deeply expressive, intimate and often haunting interpretations,” the early music duo Asteria brings a “delightful sweetness” and “a profound knowledge of the repertoire” (Goldberg Magazine) to the music of courtly love. When they began singing together in 2004, Sylvia Rhyne (soprano) and Eric Redlinger (tenor and lute) launched a career that has taken them across the United States and around the world. Also on the program is  Grammy-nominated lutenist, Ronn McFarlane, who strives to bring the lute into today’s musical mainstream and make it accessible to a wider audience. Since taking up the lute in 1978, Ronn has made his mark in music as the founder of Ayreheart, a founding member of the Baltimore Consort and as a guest artist with many acclaimed ensembles.