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Corvid Ensemble presents: Quoth the Raven

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$21.50 ($11.50 student / senior)

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 (PDT) @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Corvid Ensemble

Clarice Alfonso, soprano
Marjorie Bunday, founding producer & contralto
Christine Knackstedt Friday, mezzo-soprano
Lark Powers, piano
Eliza Woodyard, soprano
Ricardo de la Torre, piano
Dave Cuomo, reader

Like the crows of Seattle, we’re smart, we do what we want, and we like shiny things.

We invite you to hear our shiny things on texts of Edgar Allen Poe, Dies Irae, and themes of death in our inaugural concert: world premiere by Northwest composer Laurie Betts Hughes (The Raven), as well as music by George Crumb, Gustav Mahler, Giacomo Puccini, Franz Schubert, Camille Saint-Saëns, Henry Purcell, Stephen Sondheim, and more.

Program (each half approximately 50-55 minutes):
chant/Brumel – Dies irae (sections performed throughout)
Purcell – When I am laid
Crumb – The Sleeper
Folk song – Cold blows the wind
Dies irae
Brahms – Intermezzo, Op. 118, No. 6
attr. Leonin – Breves dies hominis
Mendelssohn – Herbstlied
Mahler – Das irdische Leben
Dies irae
Hahn – Trois jours de vendange
Puccini – Sola, perduta, abbandonata
Purcell – Mad Bess
Schubert – Der Tod und das Mädchen
Schubert – Erlkönig


Dramatic reading – Poe – The City in the Sea
Saint-Saëns – Danse Macabre
Hughes – The Raven
Mahler – Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen
Kelley – Eldorado
Sondheim – Every day a little death
Urquhart –On this wondrous sea
Larsen – Lift me into heaven slowly
Mahler – Das himmlische Leben
Magill – Sista


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