For our season opening, Cantabile will explore the music of different generations of U.S. composers, highlighting several works of Colorado-based musicians, including our very own Nathaniel Harnack with his sensitive setting of In Paradisum. We will also sing Jeffrey Nytch’s Love Speaks Its Name, a trilogy of evocative poetry by Willa Cather, Vita Sackville-West and the poignant Song of Solomon. Boulder-based Daniel Kellogg is an excellent composer whose work is well known internationally. His Sim Shalom beautifully expresses the concept of peace in volatile times. The intricate Kyrie by local composer Kurt Mehlenbacher will receive its Colorado premiere. We will also feature John Corigliano’s L’Invitation au Voyage on poetry by Charles Baudelaire, as well as the very exciting The Supreme Virtue by Mark Adamo on verses from the Tao te Ching. We are excited to collaborate once more with Debra Scroggins on her heartfelt setting of the famous How Do I Love Thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. To round off our program, we bring you the work of New Jersey-based composer Robert Cohen, whose beautiful Night Cadence on a poem by Nanci Bern will receive its world premiere here in Boulder. A truly diverse program highlighting excellent contributions of U.S. composers to the choral music repertoire!
We invite you to enjoy a diverse program highlighting the excellent contributions of U.S. composers to the choral music repertoire. Tickets are available now!