Monday, May 16, 2011

SPOKEN WORD + HISTORIC TEXT = SYNCRONICITY @ MOBTOWN MODERN JUNE 1

Ayre (2004)
for soprano voice, flute, clarinet, horn, violin, cello, double bass, harp, accordion, ronroco/guitar, percussion and laptop

Mobtown Modern combines spoken word with historic text in the second installment of Synchronicity, their companion concert series with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, in a performance of Osvaldo Golijov’s ecstatic multicultural song cycle Ayre.

Initially written as a companion piece to Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs, Ayre expresses the intermingling of three cultures, Arab, Christian and Jewish. The piece illustrates the varying degrees of coexistence and conflict among these groups that have continued into the present. Accomplished and versatile soprano Lara Bruckmann will be the soloist.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 1, 8 PM
WHERE: The Windup Space, 12 W North Avenue, Baltimore
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TICKETS: $10 general admission. A limited number of seats are available for this concert, so reserving tickets ahead of time is highly recommended. Tickets for this event can be purchased at the door or reserved online by clicking here.

*This performance is a companion concert to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s presentation of a world premiere performance of a new work (Henry Fogel Commission Consortium) by Osvaldo Golijov at the Music Hall at Strathmore on June 2, 2011 and at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, June 3-5, 2011. Click here for more information and tickets.