SIREN Baroque is not just an ensemble of musicians playing Baroque music, we are each individual, creative, fun, multitalented women who are lucky enough to make music together. This space is intended to let the world in on what we do when we’re together, so you can share our world as it beautifully unfolds! Enjoy!
Oh yea – the other stuff:
SIREN Baroque is an all-female baroque ensemble from New York City. 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. Critics praise SIREN Baroque’s “unusual freshness” (Seen and Heard International) and “secure and stylish” playing (New York Times).
2011-2012, SIREN’s inaugural season, garnered enthusiastic reviews 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”); 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 Judgment of Paris, and in August SIREN performed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s “Art After 5” series.
The 2012-13 season included 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 popular Midtown Concert Series; and a concert of French music featuring renowned violinist Marc Destrubé (“In His Court”). In March, SIREN collaborated with Morningside Opera to present Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. In April, SIREN recorded its debut album, “Women All-Stars of the Baroque Era,” presenting rarely-heard masterpieces by women composers, a program that SIREN will perform at the Boston Early Music Festival in June. July will bring a tour of upstate New York, with performances in Saratoga and Ulster Counties.
What the Critics are Saying:
“Good energy, technique, stage presence and a passion for the music… is able it all to the audience” – Rodrigo Antonio Treviño Lozano, Director of The Baroque Music Festival of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico