Monday, June 1, 2015

"GREEN" VOCAL CHAMBER MUSIC EXPLORES OUR NATURAL WORLD

 

The Bridge Ensemble
Gilbert Spencer, Artistic Director
presents

Green
rain | wind | earth | humanity | conflict


WHEN: Thursday, June 4, 7:30 PM
WHERE: Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church , 1316 Park Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

WHEN: Friday, June 5, 7:30 PM
WHERE: Epiphany Episcopal Church , 2216 Pot Spring Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093

ADMISSION: $15/general, $5/Seniors + Students (with valid ID)
To purchase tickets: www.bridgeensemble.org

The Bridge Ensemble's second concert of its inaugural season, Green features vocal chamber music with texts about rain, wind, and the living earth. Green is an exploration of how the natural world informs our daily existence and the power of our living surroundings, including those threatened in our immediate home of Baltimore.

Program:
Cristóbal de Morales: Vidi Aquam (mid 16th c)
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Green (2011)
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: 6 Enkle Danske Sänge (2002)
Eriks Esenvalds: Stars (2011)
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Vidi Aquam (late 16th c)
Ted Hearne: Privilege (2009)
Antoine Brumel: Earthquake Mass for 12 voices (1570)
Toivo Tulev: Summer Rain (2006)
Gabriel Jackson: I am the Voice of the Wind (2011)
 
About The Bridge Ensemble:
The Bridge Ensemble is a Baltimore-based professional chamber choir dedicated to exploring the links, both textual and musical, between pre-17th century choral music and new music of the late 20th and 21st centuries. The ensemble is 16 voices "bridging" this gap of several centuries, and aims to create innovative and engaging programs that will push the boundaries of what a performance can be in the 21st century. The group works to meld sound and spirit into one singular voice, speaking with us all, closely, rather than at us from a distance.

Beyond this, the ensemble is full of love for its native city of Baltimore with its wholly unique people and culture, and hopes to mirror the creative spirit embodied by so many facets of its surroundings. The ensemble engages closely with emerging and local composers, performs in both traditional and new spaces, and strives to present the world's oldest musical traditions in innovative ways that resonate with its local conscience.