For centuries performers and audiences have become accustomed to remain fixed in their seats during performances. This program shatters that concept with an innovative body of works that explore sound and space in dynamic ways. The sanctuary of All Souls will be a key element of this program as the accomplished singers of Musica Viva explore its acoustical limits. The result will be a not-to-be-missed haunting sonic experience.
The program will include:
The Lamb by John Tavener
The Reverend Mustard His Installation Prelude by Nico Muhly
This year’s celebrated composer at Bard Music Festival is Carlos Chávez. Nathan will be joining the Bard Festival Chorale for Program Eight in Forest of the Amazons by Villa-Lobos, conducted by Leon Botstein.
The Ensemble for the Romantic Century recently commissioned Nathan Siler to transform Gottschalk’s virtuosic piano piece “Union” to include a playful (and disruptive) barber shop quartet. The piece is part of their fascinating production “Jules Verne: from the Earth to the Moon.” April 8-12.