"Radiant Sweetness" NY Times
"Arresting Sweetness and simplicity"NY Times
"Hues subtle and angelic"South Florida Classical Review
"The soprano Molly Quinn, whose aria 'Aus Liebe' was one of the highlights of the evening." (St Matthew Passion, 2013) Dr Michael Bordt www.klassik.com
In the motet “Pulchra es” she(Jolle Greenleaf) joined her fellow soprano Molly Quinn in a duet of arresting sweetness and simplicity, their voices carefully matched in purity and expression. They delivered the difficult passage — the throaty rhythmic quickening of early-17th-century vocal music — with practiced precision." (Green Mountain Project, Vespers of 1610) Corinna Fonesca-Wollheim for The New York Times
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Molly Quinn has captivated audiences with her “radiant” soprano, possessing an “arresting sweetness and simplicity” (NY Times) in diverse repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to the Rolling Stones. Ms. Quinn opened her 2013/14 season as one of four Virginia Best Adams Fellows at the Carmel Bach Festival, highlighting her penchant for 17th and 18th century music in performances of Bach, Buxtehude, Handel and Purcell. She continued with performances as the soprano soloist in the world premiere completion of Mozart’s Requiem by composer Gregory Spears with Miami’s GRAMMY® nominated Seraphic Fire, Handel’s Messiah at Alice Tully Hall with Trinity Choir and Baroque Orchestra and In Dulci Jubilo, a collaboration between TENET, Bach Collegium San Diego and Dark Horse Consort in the music of Michael Praetorius in both New York and San Diego.
As a member of New York’s TENET, Ms. Quinn has been a long-time collaborator of artistic director Jolle Greenleaf. She has been featured in several projects, including the Green Mountain Project, the TENEbrae series and their duo program Uno + One: Italia Nostra, recorded and released this fall by Avie Records to critical acclaim and dubbed as an “Album of the Week” by WQXR. TENET proas well as touring the program to Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and forthcoming appearances in Denmark this summer.
Since 2006, Molly has been a member of the renowned Trinity Wall Street Choir, performing regularly at services, the Bach at One series, concert programs, recordings, and tours. She is a featured soloist on their 2013 GRAMMY® nominated recording of Handel’s Israel in Egypt with conductor Julian Wachner on the Musica Omnia label, has appeared with them in London, Moscow, Paris, and Sonoma, and joined soprano colleagues in singing back up for rock legends The Rolling Stones at The Barclays Center.
In recent seasons, Ms. Quinn has appeared regularly with notable early music ensembles and festivals including Clarion Music Society, The New York Early Music Festival, Antioch Chamber Ensemble, Connecticut Early Music Festival, Ecstatic Music Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival, Quicksilver, and Seraphic Fire.
As a proud native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Molly is drawn to the root music of Appalachia and Ireland and has performed in the cross-over programs Come to the River with Apollo’s Fire and The Music of Dublin with The Folger Consort. Upcoming performances include Arvo Pärt’s Passio with TENET at Carnegie Hall as part of the collected stories series curated by composer David Lang, Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610 with Cambridge Concentus and conductor Joshua Rifkin, as well as on tour in the U.S. with Apollo’s Fire and conductor Jeannette Sorrell, and a return home to Chapel Hill, NC for both Mozart’s Regina Coeli at the University of North Carolina in the newly restored Memorial Hall and a program of French cantatas for the newly launched HIP [Historically Informed Performance] Festival. Ms. Quinn holds both the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Vocal Performance from University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music and currently resides in New York City.
Carmel Bach Festival provides a diverse array of musical experiences during the month of July and August.
El Fuego presents: A Spanish Baroque Zarzuela (Music play) by Antonio de Literes (1673-1747). “Acis and Galatea” is a play with music about how the shepherd Acis and his rival the Cyclop Polyphemus fall in love with the sea nymph Galatea. Fun for all ages! - See more at: El Fuego Fire
Julia Wolfe’s Steel Hammer is inspired by the composer’s love for the legends and music of Appalachia, while the text is culled from the over 200 versions of the John Henry ballad. The various versions, based on hearsay, recollection, and tall tales, explore the subject of human versus machine in this quintessential American legend. Adding banjo, bones, and mountain dulcimer, the sizzling Bang on a Can All-Stars team up with a trio of singers for a memorable evening.
Seraphic Fire opens their 14th Season with New York-based period instrumental ensemble the Sebastians in a combination of contemporary and canon: a newly-commissioned work by young American composer Jake Runestad, along with Franz Schubert’s Mass in G Major. Schubert: Mass in G is made possible through a generous gift by Edmundo Pérez-de Cobos in memory of Fred J. Battaglia.
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS Oct. 14, 2015, 7:30pm, St. Sophia Cathedral (Miami) Oct. 16, 2015, 7:30pm, St. Philip’s Episcopal (Coral Gables) Oct. 17, 2015, 8:00pm, All Saints Episcopal (Ft. Lauderdale) Oct. 18, 2015, 4:00pm, All Souls Episcopal (Miami Beach)
The legend of John Henry, deeply rooted in Appalachian folklore surrounding the construction of the American railroad, has existed in many variations and forms – from illustration to tall tale, political polemic to popular song. Steel Hammer, the latest collabora¬tion from composer Julia Wolfe, SITI Company, and Bang on a Can All-Stars, creatively explores the subject of human vs. machine and the cost of hard labor on the human body and soul. Culling from the vibrant oral traditions of Appalachia, Steel Hammer incorporates lyrics by Julia Wolfe and text from four remarkable American playwrights—Kia Corthron, Will Power, Carl Hancock Rux, and Regina Taylor—based on hearsay, recollection, and tall tales. Directed by Anne Bogart, performers take on wooden bones, mountain dulcimer, step dancing, and more as they explore the human impulse to tell stories and this quintessential American tale.