Chicago's Bella Voce and The Callipygian Players Perform Baroque
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Billy Corgan, of the legendary rock group The Smashing Pumpkins (known for anthems like "Today," "Tonight, Tonight," "1979" and "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"), is making his Ravinia debut and you have a chance to experience it while helping out students -- this exclusive offer benefits Ravinia Festival's REACH*TEACH*PLAY education programs. Corgan, in addition to continuing to write and perform as The Smashing Pumpkins, has also been a member of Zwan and produced solo recordings. An iconic figure in modern rock, Corgan maintains much of the musical verve that catapulted him to stardom. Joining him on the bill is Australian singer-songwriter, Katie Cole. Fresh off the release of her debut full-length album, Lay It All Down, Cole describes her music as "Americana meets British pop," with a sound that recalls Colbie Caillat, Sheryl Crow and Fleetwood Mac. The REACH*TEACH*PLAY education programs serve 75,000 Chicagoans annually and include the creation of student orchestras in budget-strapped schools. Learn More
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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!
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Wow--We knew this would be great, as we're already fans of Bella Voce, but the Callipygian Players bowled us over! The combination of superb choices of early music, with the wonderful voices, and accompaniment on period instruments made for a...continued
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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