St. Lawrence Quartet
Geoff Nuttall, violin
Owen Dalby, violin
Lesley Robertson, viola
Christopher Costanza, cello
Emily Botel, violin
Abigail Shiman, violin
Julie Michael, viola
Helen Newby, cello
Program to include:
Daniel Wohl – Drift (world premiere)
Pinkzebra – Harmony
Katerina Gimon – “III. Fire” from Elements
Marc-Antoine Charpentier – Regina caeli
Antonio Vivaldi – “Laudamus Te” from Gloria in D major, R. 589
Traditional, arr. Roger Emerson – A-Tisket, A-Tasket
Pierre Norman, arr. Steve Zegree – When I Take My Sugar to Tea
Kathryn Ostenberg – Love Is
Andrea Ramsey – Grow Little Tree
iSing Silicon Valley is pleased to announce its eighth annual Spring Concert, which will premiere on Saturday, May 22 on YouTube (free). Choosing Harmony features 250 iSing girls joined by the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Amaranth Quartet, and other guest artists.
Choosing Harmony is the virtual concert premiere of iSing’s first multimedia (and first entirely digital) commission: Drift, with music by Daniel Wohl (renowned for his “electroacoustic musical sorcery” said NPR Music) and video by Máni M. Sigfússon (known for his genre-bending work with the Rolling Stones and Ólafur Arnalds). Commissioned in response to the breath-defying challenges we have all faced in in the past year, Drift offers each viewer/listener the opportunity for unique individual experience. Other highlights include a pop video style performance of composer Katerina Gimon’s Fire, joyous works by Baroque masters Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Antonio Vivaldi, and treble choir versions of A-Tisket, A-Tasket, When I Take My Sugar to Tea, and other popular songs.
At the beginning of the season, iSing provided every girl slated for remote learning with a high-quality microphone for rehearsal and recording. In preparation for Choosing Harmony, all singers will have spent more than 300 hours in Zoom classes to craft 1,135 measures of music. The girls and their collaborators will have submitted more than 800 tracks, with contributions from as far away as Italy and Iceland.
The broadcast will take place at 4:30pm Pacific.
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