News and Reviews
"For Poetica Musica, Old Westbury ballroom adds inspiration"
The New York Times praised Poetica Musica for exporting
chamber music and good will around the globe.
"In the Love Songs, Opus 83, Valkenburg brought a warm and earthy quality to this material. The opening number displayed her lustrous tone…"
"The most beautiful playing in this church in three hundred years"
Artistically, the evening was as firmly grounded as the Rock of Gibraltar"
The Northport Observer
"Poetica Musica accomplished a neat trick of turning an evening of vocal chamber music into an engaging and popular affair"
The Woodstock Times
"Valkenburg has a compact, well-controlled voice which she uses with touching and restrained expression. The songs were beautiful."
US Ambassador, Czech Republic
"We and the rest of the audience enjoyed your enthusiastic performances of Czech and American music enormously"
State Castle Lysice
"I loved your beautiful concert. It was one of the best concerts at our castle"
US Ambassador, Slovenia
"Perhaps even more important than my accolades are those of my guests…..paying tribute to your elegant, humorous and very entertaining program."
Nassau County Museum of Art
"Poetica Musica's performers are always superb"
Baroque Theater Foundation of Cesky Krumlov Chateau
"We are proud that we can cooperate with such an outstanding ensemble"
Jiry Kipry, Secretary
La Presse Du Tunis
"Poetica Musica can be better defined by emtoions. Each musician has his own individual styhle--their interpretation emanates from somewhere deep!"Eleanor Valkenburg, with her beautiful soprano voice beseeches, sighs, glorifies, triumphs, defies, exults, always committed to depicting the fulness of life...of the Brazilian soul... Thanks to her, the music became a messenger of humanism.!!!"
"I think the performance was a wonderful one, as you can judge from the reaction of the audience that they were enthralled by what took place"
Northern Caribbean University