Chicago's Bella Voce and The Callipygian Players Perform Baroque
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The last date listed for Bella Voce was Saturday March 5, 2011 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park:
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- $64.00 - $94.00
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Enjoy a full evening of works by celebrated contemporary choreographer Jirí Kylián in Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Spring Series at the Harris Theater. You'll be treated to company premieres of Falling Angels and Sarabande along with audience favorites Petite Mort and 27'52". One of six "black and white" works by Kylián, Sarabande features an all-male ensemble and is set to Bach's second partita for solo violin with electronically manipulated sound, made live by the dancers' bodies and voices. The work's counterpart is the driving, hypnotic Falling Angels, set to part one of Steve Reich's phased-percussion composition, Drumming. One of Kylián's most popular works, Petite Mort was created for the 1991 Salzburg Festival commemorating the second centenary of Mozart's death. And the quotidian becomes epic in the masterwork 27'52". Composer Dirk Haubrich's original score borrows two themes by Gustav Mahler as well as text by Baudelaire and Bruce Lee, among others, and demonstrates how Kylián's style shifted at the start of the new millennium. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Andrea L
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Martin Davids is a REMARKABLE violinist and Callipygian is an exception group. For me, they overshadowed the still-wonderful Bella Voce. The Vivaldi was excellent, as was just about everything but the Handel, which seemed generic, as it is, indeed, Handel choral music. The featured voices were in general, superb.
I have to say more about Martin Davids...I was unfamiliar with him, and as the ensemble first accompanied the chorus, he stood out - seated, having what seemed a sensuous experience with his violin and the music. In his long and virtuosic solo, he expounded on this, and his almost romantic rendering of the piece was astounding!
Quotes & Highlights
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Handel: Dixit Dominus, HWV 232
Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus, RV 595
Corelli: Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 6, No. 4
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin, Op. 4, No. 12