SFCA presents: A Whole Lotta Noyse! - SPECIAL TIX OFFER
- SPECIAL OFFER FOR BAY AREA A CAPPELLA MUSIC COMMUNITY! READ BELOW!
San Francisco Choral Artists and Renaissance wind band The Whole Noyse
premiere a new work offering a fresh perspective on a 16th century Mexican
historical figure. The new composition Marina, by Ted Allen, uses Early
instruments like recorders, sackbuts, cornetts and curtals, together with
Includes works by Brahms, Clemens, Croft, Distler, Jannequin, Lassus and
others, as well as instrument-only works, on themes of Sound and Silence.
Expect to hear splendid sounds! Composer-in-Residence Ted Allen is an
Oakland resident and his musical associations have included the New York
Ballet as well as Metallica and Nintendo.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR Bay Area A Cappella Music Community: $14 tickets (50%
off door price!) Buy Now: order ticket online in advance at
http://sfca.org/tickets and enter discount code BAChoral. Offer not
available at the doorAdvance Purchase only.
SAN FRANCISCO: Saturday, Mar 21, 8 PM; St. Marks Lutheran Church, 1111
OAKLAND: Saturday, Mar 28, 8 PM; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 114 Montecito
PALO ALTO: Sunday, Mar 29, 4 PM; St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado
TICKETS at the door: $28 General, $23 Senior, $16 Students/Groups;
WHAT EXPERTS SAY ABOUT CHORAL ARTISTS & WHOLE NOYSE:
awash in gorgeous harmonies the choirs sound was exquisite, rich, and
sensuous, with clear diction, beautiful phrasing, and a perfect blend
deeply beautiful and moving
- Jonathan Russell, San Francisco Classical Voice; professor, SF
Conservatory of Music
"...an imaginatively-chosen, challenging, and very beautifully sung program"
- Lisa Hirsch, San Francisco Classical Voice
"...outstanding Renaissance ensemble..."
- Anna Carol Dudley, San Francisco Classical Voice
"A Bay Area favorite early music ensemble... the variety of instruments
was delightful...may they continue to blow long and loudly."
- Rebekah Ahrendt, San Francisco Classical Voice
ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO CHORAL ARTISTS:
Nationally-recognized San Francisco Choral Artists regularly champions the
work of living composers. Known for eclectic programming, the Choral
Artists specialize in a cappella music, both choral masterpieces and
vibrant new music. Now in its 24th season, and 14th under Artistic
Director Magen Solomon, the critically-acclaimed 24-voice ensemble
continues to introduce new audiences to the joy and power of choral music.
MORE ABOUT THE PREMIERE WORK Marina:
The new composition Marina is based on a poem cycle by local poet Lucha
Corpi, and explores different aspects of a native woman known to the
Spanish as Marina, who aided Hernán Cortés in the 16th Century in Mexico.
Also known as La Malinche, she has acquired almost mythical status over
the centuries, and has been both revered and reviled.
Lucha Corpi, a poet and novelist who lives in Oakland, often explores
themes of racism and justice in her works. Growing up in Mexico, she
learned the story of La Malinche as a child. As an adult in Berkeley of
the 1960s, she revisited the story while taking part in the Chicano Civil
Rights movement and her perspective on Marina deepened. Says Corpi, I
began to appreciate La Malinche in a different context as an
intelligent, smart woman who took control of her own destiny.
For more details, please visit our website, www.sfca.org.