Sherezade Panthaki Leads ‘The Isle of Delos’

By Francisco Salazar

Chatham Baroque is set to perform ‘The Isle of Delos” in February with soprano Sherezade Panthaki.

The program will feature the sublime music of Èlisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, a keyboard prodigy in the court at Versailles turned composer extraordinaire. The performance will include Jacquet de la Guerre’s bucolic cantata for chamber ensemble and solo voice which sets a sensual, Arcadian scene that evokes pastoral birdsong, shepherds, musettes, and dance.

Panthaki will join Chatham Baroque artistic directors Andrew Fouts (violin), Patricia Halverson (viola da gamba), and Scott Pauley (theorbo), as well as other guest artists, for this celebration of France’s foremost woman composer and contemporaries.

Panthaki is a well known soprano who has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Bach Collegium Japan, Wiener Akademie (Austria), NDR Hannover Radiophilharmonie (Germany), the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston Early Music Festival, and the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (Canada).

The concerts will take place on Feb. 4 at the Calvary Episcopal Church, Shadyside and on Feb. 5, at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.