Modern Oratorio

December 16, 2016, 10:00 pm

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Large-scale sacred works might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of contemporary music, but a number of important composers are creating expansive works inspired by their concept of a higher power.


John Adams: When Herod Heard fr. El Niño
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Nagano; Theatre of Voices; London
Voices; Willard White, bass-baritone

Arvo Pärt: Adam’s Lament
Sinfonietta Riga, Latvian Radio Choir, Vox Clamantis/Tõnu Kaljuste

Kaija Saariaho: La Passion de Simone
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Tapiola Chamber Choir/Esa-Pekka Salonen; Dawn Upshaw, soprano

Richard Einhorn: The Origin
Voyage of the Beagle
Annie’s Memorial
A Taste for Collecting Beetles

Kitka Vocal Ensemble

Phil Kline: Kyrie fr. John the Revelator
Lionheart Vocal Ensemble

John Tavener: The Whale
London Sinfonietta/David Atherton