Click the link above (or access it from norfolkmusic.org) at 4pm EST this Saturday afternoon (August 18).
I’ve been in Norfolk, Connecticut, this week working with Simon Carrington and 23 other professional singers from around the world at the Yale Summer School of Music / Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Chamber Choir & Conducting Workshop. The culmination of our work is a concert this Saturday featuring works from the Renaissance to today.
I’m posting the program below, but one of my favorite pieces is a world premiere by Yale composition student Loren Loiacono. It’s a setting of text taken from the last few paragraphs of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.
Lieto Godea | Giovanni Gabrieli (c. 1555-1612)
Peccantem me quotidie | Cristobal de Morales (c. 1500-1553)
Venite Populi, Venite | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1778)
with string quartet and organ continuo
Lover’s Recantation | Thomas Arne (1770-1778)
with soprano Jessica Petrus, flute, strings, and harpsichord continuo
Sehnsucht, Op. 112, No. 1 (arr. Kugler) | Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Uri Tsafon (2002) | John Christian Rommereim (b. 1959)
with string quartet and piano
The Awakening (2012) | Loren Loiacono (b. 1989)
with soprano Jessica Petrus, flute (doub. piccolo), clarinet (doub. bass clarinet), horn, trombone, percussion, and string quartet
Psalm 148 (2008) | Judith Weir (b. 1954)
Song for Billie Holiday [from Afro-American Fragments (2009)] | William Averitt (b. 1948)
with four-hand piano
Aesop’s Fables (2008) | Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)
- The Hare and the Tortoise
- The Mountain in labour
- The Fox and the Grapes
- The North Wind and the Sun
- The Goose and the Swan