SF Choral Artists present FORECAST: SUNNY with Song; Magen Solomon directs
- Masterpieces of the unaccompanied choral repertoire paired with compelling new works. This is a concert to love--beautiful, evocative classics and classics-to-be.
SAN FRAN: Sun Mar 14; 4 PM; St Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O'Farrell @Gough
PENINSULA: Fri Mar 19; 8 PM; St Mark's Episcopal, 600 Colorado, Palo Alto
MARIN: Sat Mar 20; 8 PM, St John's Episcopal, 14 Lagunitas, Ross
EAST BAY: Sun, Mar 21; 4 PM; St Paul's Episcopal, 114 Montecito @Bay, Oakland
Great "choral masterpieces" lift our spirits. This music often brings us a flood of memories of how choral music touched us when we first experienced it in college or high school. In this program, Magen Solomon has assembled a distinctive repertory, combining masterpieces that are audience/singer all-time favorites with 5 World Premieres.
Bask in masterpieces of the unaccompanied repertoire: Debussy + Hindemith "Chansons"; Poulenc "Motets"; Britten "Flower Songs"; Vaughan Williams "Shakespeare Songs"; pieces by Carter, Ives, Webern; Puerling's charming "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square." And 5 World Premiere works predicted to be classics. Chuckle with us at e.e. cummings' settings by Composer-In-Residence Brian Holmes--from twinkle-toes and pirates to an old cowboy. Despair at the tale of a would-be migrant, adrift at sea, in a work by New Zealand Composer-Not-In-Residence Christopher Marshall.
MORE... Why combine masterpieces of the repertoire with new works? Artistic Director Magen Solomon explains that she avidly cultivates engagements with living composers to help bridge the gulf between composer, performer, and audience. "I feel that music needs to be live music," Solomon comments. "It's so easy to listen to flawless recordings, but having live singers in front of live audiences singing music by living composers has always been a critical part of the Choral Artists."
Come experience your own special engagement with these choral masterpieces -- old and new. And lend your support to Magen Solomon in celebration of her 15th season of making great music with the Choral Artists.
"...amongst the foremost unaccompanied singing groups... on this or any other coast." -- R. Dane Danubian, artssf.com
"The Choral Artists sang with fervor, discernment, and tonal beauty"
-- Anna Carol Dudley, San Francisco Classical Voice