2020 will mark the Green Mountain Project’s finale performance on TENET Vocal Artists annual series, and we plan to celebrate the occasion by offering performances of Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 in New York City and Venice, Italy this January.
The Green Mountain Project began with the first known performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 in 2010 on Sunday, January 3. It was a momentous occasion featuring a cast of 29 musicians and 800 people in attendance. We offered the concert free to the public, performed at Church of St. Mary the Virgin in NYC, and received a rave review from The New York Times. The performance was documented in recording by 6 time Grammy Award winning recording engineer Marc Aubort. Thus began our journey of offering annual performances by the Green Mountain Project.
In 2012, the Green Mountain Project became a special project of TENET to ensure the project had an organizational home and financially security. As Artistic director of TENET and the Green Mountain Project, Jolle Greenleaf spearheaded the annual events and ensured their success with co-director and music director Scott Metcalfe, the project’s conductor and lead violinist. Over the past decade, the Green Mountain Project has performed Monteverdi’s works in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts to glowing reviews, in radio broadcasts, and for two recordings released by TENET. Regular members of the Green Mountain Project include a cast of early music vocal and instrumental specialists and Dark Horse Consort brass ensemble.
For their final offering, the Green Mountain Project will perform Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 in New York City and in Venice, Italy. Performances will take place in early January. TENET is inviting patrons to join them in Italy for a Patron Tour of Venice, which will include Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 plus two additional concerts: TENET Vocal Artists in UNO + ONE: Italia Nostra and Dark Horse Consort in Stile Antico, Stile Moderno. Information about the patron tour will be available in May 2019.
TENET Vocal Artists and the Green Mountain Project are incredibly grateful to the musicians, supporters, fans, and patrons of the project over the past decade. It has been an incredible journey, and we hope you will be with us as we offer our final performance on TENET’s series and bid the project a fond farewell in Venice, Italy!
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