Duo Marchand to perform July 21

Marcia Young and Andy Rutherford make up Duo Marchand to perform at 7:30 p.m. July 21, at Glen Conservatory in Fultonville. (Photo submitted)

FULTONVILLE — Music from Shakespeare’s time will be presented as Shakespeare might have heard it when Duo Marchand performs at 7:30 p.m. July 21, at Glen Conservancy Hall, 1538 Route 161.

Duo Marchand takes its name from a family of court musicians that flourished in 17th-century France, and features soprano Marcia Young, who also plays historical harps, and lutenist Andy Rutherford.

In recent seasons, the duo has performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters, Connecticut Early Music Festival, the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments and the Troy Music Hall. The Duo’s program of Shakespeare songs has been broadcast nationally over Sirius/XM.

Young is a founding member of My Lord Chamberlain’s Consort and the medieval trio Trefoil. In reason seasons, Young has appeared with Parthenia and Piffaro; the Folger, Bacheler and Newberry Consorts, and at the Connecticut, Amherst, Madison, and Washington Early Music Festivals. She is director of performance studies for the Department of Music at Stern College, Yeshiva University, and hosts classical programs on WQXR-FM.

Rutherford is a founding member of My Lord Chamberlain’s Consort. He has appeared at Tanglewood and Lincoln Center with the Mark Morris Dance Group and on the Temple of Dendur series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He performs regularly with such ensembles as Parthenia, the New York Consort of Viols, Musica Antigua New York and Empire Baroque. Internationally recognized as a builder of lute-family instruments, Rutherford teaches and lectures regularly on the history of lute design at the Lute Society of America Conference and Seminar.

The concert season will continue with Daryl Kosinski and Friends at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, with a mixed bag of standards, folksongs and originals.

By Josh Bovee

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