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Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Cantus

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:30 PM

Fortas Chamber Music Concerts

This charming men's vocal ensemble returns with its trademark musicality, “spontaneous grace,” and “expressive power” (The Washington Post). The centerpiece of this year’s program is the exciting D.C. premiere of a new composition from Grammy Award® winner Libby Larsen.

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$45.00

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Running Time: TBA

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Last at the Kennedy Center with a delightful holiday program in 2017, this men's vocal ensemble returns with its trademark musicality, “spontaneous grace,” and “expressive power” (The Washington Post). Working without a conductor, the members of Cantus rehearse and perform as chamber musicians, each contributing to the entirety of the artistic process. The centerpiece of this year’s program is the exciting D.C. premiere of a new composition from Grammy Award® winner Libby Larsen.

The program’s centerpiece is a four-movement work composed for Cantus by Libby Larsen which premiered in fall 2018. Alone Together is an introspective narrative on the struggles of humans and communities to find meaningful connection in our increasingly digital world. A Music Accord co-commission

LAURA MVULA
She
JOHN LENNON AND PAUL MCCARTNEY
She's Leaving Home
LIBBY LARSEN
You (I. You, here...now)
INGRID MICHAELSON
Twitter Song
ARCADE FIRE
Deep Blue
LARSEN
You (II. You, Now..Know)
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
Calmes Des Nuits
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
A Most Peculiar Man
LARSEN
You (III. You, Know...Are, Who?)
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Gesang der Mönche
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
Gravedigger
PASEK AND PAUL
You Will Be Found

Intermission

SYDNEY GUILLAUME
Gagot
JENNIFER HIGDON
A Quiet Moment
DAVID LANG
Manifesto
LARSEN
You (IV. You, Here...Need)
DON MCDONALD
When the Earth Stands Still
LARSEN
You (V. You, Here...Know, Love)
STEVEN SAMETZ
We Two

A Note from Joseph “Yossi” Kalichstein, Artistic Director of Fortas Chamber Music
Inspired by, among others, Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman, with original texts by several composers, the program you will hear is about “I,” “you,” and “together,” contemplating relationships, yearning, and love. (Wait a minute! Isn’t this what chamber music is all about?) The glowing voices of the eight men of Cantus are a perfect vehicle for Libby Larsen’s Alone Together.

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