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Merging Voices – Fonema Consort and Voix de Stras'

  • The Musical Offering 743 Custer Avenue Evanston, IL, 60202 United States (map)

During the last week of April, Strasbourg-based contemporary vocal ensemble Voix de Stras' will visit Chicago as part of an American tour, where they will be joined by Fonema Consort to deliver two collaborative concerts in Evanston's Musical Offering and Chicago's Constellation Theater. Both events will be centered around the premieres of four pieces written for the occasion by composers Ivan Solano and Clara Olivares from the Conservatoire de Strasbourg, and Chicago's own Pablo Santiago Chin and Morgan Krauss, in addition to representative works from both ensemble's repertoire. These concerts will bring together the interest of both groups in exploring the human voice through the works of emerging composers, and their particular approaches to such mission, as well as merging the tastes and voices of two rich new music scenes. We are also pleased to welcome mezzo-soprano Kayleigh Butcher as special guest soloist.

Strasbourg Instantanés for voices by Georges Aperghis
(in)armonia: motetes (WORLD PREMIERE) for 8 voices by Pablo Chin
Two Walking (excerpts) for two voices by Pascal Dusapin
Apprehending distinction (WORLD PREMIERE) for 6 voices and double bass by Morgan Krauss
Cantar del Alma by Caroline Março
Nebula (WOLRD PREMIERE) for 6 voices and flute by Clara Olivare
Adjö for soprano flute and guitar by Kaija Saariah
Kyogen (WORLD PREMIERE) for 6 voices by Ivan Solano

This project is made possible by the support of the Institut Français in Paris