Professor Michael Noone at Boston Early Music Festival, UVA, and NYC
Brings Professional Ensemble to US for Multiple Concerts
On Saturday, November 9, professor and department chair Michael Noone directed his Ensemble Plus Ultra in their first concert for the Boston Early Music Festival. The Boston Globe praised the group for it's "warm, luminous sound," and looked forward to their return to the US. Read the entire Boston Globe review. The Boston Music Intelligencer found the concert to be a "captivating performance of a glorious repertory," and commented on the group's "perfect tuning and smooth, yet forthright tone quality..." Read the entire Boston Musicl Intelligencer review.
The Ensemble will also perform as part of the Tuesday Evening Concert Series on November 12 at the University of Virginia. More information about Professor Noone's UVA performance. The group will also appear in New York at the Morgan Library and Museum on Nov. 14.
The Ensemble, hailed by Early Music today for as a "crack squad of the finest British early music singers," will perform a concert of works by Guerrero, Morales, Ribera, and Victoria, all Spanish composers, in Boston. Last year they were named the 2012 Gramophone Award winners for Early Music, and have recorded extensively and toured throughout Europe and North America.
Listen to Ensemble Plus Ultra below: