ballads

REVIEW: Prisoners & Penitents

This past weekend, Ms. Montalbano performed at the Eastern State Penitentiary with Piffaro, the Renaissance Band. The program consisted of mostly English ballads addressing themes of murder, thievery, unjust imprisonment, and penitence. The Philadelphia Inquirer lauded her vocal and dramatic flexibility: Renaissance Riot on Cellblock 9 by David Patrick Stearns, May 19, 2014: Gleefully perverse…