The Boston New Music Initiative and the Cambridge Chamber Singers are thrilled to present a joint concert entitled Music of Speech. BNMI performs works by living composers that use the spoken word in various ways, running the gamut from pre-recorded speech to collective speech. The highlight will be the world premiere of Strange Birds by Ania Vu, winner of BNMI’s 9th Annual Commissioning Competition.
Performing together, CCS and BNMI offer a diverse set of choral works, including accompanied Monteverdi madrigals, Rheinberger’s romantic Die Nacht, Larsen’s scat Dance Set, and Jobim’s jazzy Double Rainbow. The featured work - a 2020 joint commission by the two ensembles - is On the Nature of Things, by competition winner Andrew Davis.
Your ticket purchase grants you access to both the live performance and the livestream.
Andrew Davis* - On the Nature of Things
Ania Vu° - Strange Birds
Josef Rheinberger - Die Nacht
Antônio Carlos Jobim - Double Rainbow
Claudio Monteverdi - Hor che'l ciel
Libby Larsen - Dance Set
Emerson Voss^ - whereas
Gunter Gaupp^ - those who watch
Derek Douglas Carter§ - a bite of chocolate milk
Kian Ravaei§ - Writing a Book
*winner of our 7th Annual Commissioning Competition
°winner of our 9th Annual Commissioning Competition
^presented on June 4 only
§presented on June 5 only
Presented by the Boston New Music Initiative core ensemble conducted by John Masko and the Cambridge Chamber Singers conducted by Raymond Fahrner
These concerts were sponsored in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
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