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2380The Western Wind Presents L'Amfiparnaso, June 6-8

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    May 5 4:07 PM

      Celebrate The Western Wind’s 45th Anniversary


      Join us in June at Theater for The New City in New York’s East Village


      L’Amfiparn aso

      A madrigal-comedy from 1594

      by Orazio Vecchi


      The Western Wind

      Linda Lee Jones, Michele Kennedy, sopranos • William Zukof, countertenor

      Todd Frizzell, David Vanderwal, tenors • Elliot Z. Levine, baritone




      Catherine Gasta, mime


      Staged by Gama Valle


      Friday June 6 – 8:00 pm

      Saturday June 7 – 4:00 & 8:00 pm

      Sunday June 8 – 4:00 pm (Benefit dinner reception following the concert)


      Theater for The New City

      155 First Avenue (between 9th & 10th St.), New York City

      Tickets : $20, $15 (student/senior) at www.smarttix.com

      Patron and Sponsor tickets (or call: 212-873-2848


      Sponsor $50 ($30 tax deductible, includes concert ticket and open dress rehearsal on June 5)

      Patron: $150 ($90 tax deductible, includes concert ticket, open dress rehearsal on June 5 and post concert 45th Anniversary dinner reception at Lanza’s, an historic Italian restaurant founded in 1904, right across the street from the theater.)


      First performed by The Western Wind in 1971, L’Amfiparnaso was presented in New York, Italy, and on tour in the ’70s and early ’80s.

      Here’s what the critics said:



      … a 16th century madcap revue, drawing on every vocal form of the period with exhilarating virtuosity. The dialects are handled with the confidence of natives, while the lusty dramatic spirit of the comic madrigal style comes across vividly.

      —New York Times, 1981



        “Vecchi’s music is an unfailing delight. In the scenes of lovers’ plaints, it has a stately, serene seriousness that can be very moving. In the comic scenes it is utterly charming.”

      —Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1981

      “These American singers interpreted Vecchi’s madrigal comedy with great finesse. Above all they demonstrated a winning ability to communicate together with great vocal discipline and sense of style. And it did them no harm whatsoever that they are such delightful performers.”

      La Repubblica, Milano Italy, 1980