Les Sirènes

  • Type of music played: Baroque
  • Type of Ensemble: Choral/vocal ensemble, Chamber ensemble
  • Number of players in group: 3-4
  • Fee range of programs: less than $3,000, $3,000-$4,999
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Name of performers in the ensemble and the instruments they play: 
Kathryn Mueller, soprano; Kristen Watson, soprano; Michael Sponseller, harpsichord; Cora Swenson, baroque cello
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Praised for their “exquisitely matched style and phrasing” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer) soprano duo Les Sirènes takes audiences on an exploration of the soprano voice and the Baroque repertory, offering appealing programs that engage our listeners with both fiery virtuosity and anguishing beauty. Formed in 2009, Boston-based Les Sirènes is composed of acclaimed sopranos Kathryn Mueller and Kristen Watson, joined by Michael Sponseller on harpsichord and Cora Swenson on baroque cello. As soloists, the members of Les Sirènes have performed with such groups as the American Bach Soloists, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Mark Morris Dance Group, Washington Bach Consort, Bach Collegium San Diego, and the Carmel Bach Festival. As Les Sirènes, they bring a collective experience to interpreting this rare and remarkable repertoire, charming audiences with diverse programming and inspired performances. Les Sirènes are finalists in Early Music America's 2012 Baroque Performance Competition.
Booking Contact Information
Booking Contact Person: 
Kathryn Mueller
Booking Contact Address: 
41 Oakview Terrace
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United States
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Contact Les Sirènes for information on master classes and outreach concerts
Titles of touring programs for 2012-13: 
Virtuosi Italiani: The florid style of Monteverdi and Handel

L’Angoisse et L’extase: The French Baroque 

Sirens and Shepherds: Pastoral and mythological soprano duets 

Handel in Italia: Cantatas & Arias for two sopranos and Sonatas for two violins

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No, di voi non vo fidarme (Handel).mp3
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Musette - A l'ombre d'un hormeau (Couperin).mp3
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Ensemble's touring schedule for the past three years: 
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