SPCO Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Lembit Beecher’s piece Small Looking Up, about looking up to his older brother, is featured in this program about family. The program also includes a work by SPCO Principal Horn James Ferree, written for the birth of his nephew, and a string quartet Robert Schumann wrote for his wife Clara’s 23rd birthday.
Events on Friday, March 22, 2019
ModernMedieval, founded by Anonymous 4 member Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, brings together singer-experts in the fields of early and new music to create programs that combine the two in compelling ways. In The Living Word, chants by 12th century mystic Hildegard of Bingen are interwoven with newly commissioned pieces by visionary composer-producers Ben Frost, Angelica Negron and Julianna Barwick. ModernMedieval (Horner-Kwiatek with Roomful of Teeth’s Eliza Bagg and Abigail Lennox) will be joined by Barwick on “Adder” for four voices and electronics, and by Frost and Negrón for their world premieres.