Musae Presents a Spring Concert of Blue Skies, Bluegrass, and Beyond
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The 25th season celebration for the American Bach Soloists rolls on with a look at Bach's legacy, as Maestro Jeffrey Thomas leads the ABS and choir through several of the composer's motets and choral pieces, along with vocal works by those he influenced, like Mendelssohn, Brahms, Sandström and Nystedt. In fact, contemporary Norwegian composer Knut Nystedt's Immortal Bach is wholly inspired by Bach's sacred song "Komm, süßer Tod, komm, selge Ruh (Come, sweet death, come, blessed rest)," transforming it into a complex and challenging new setting. Though Bach completed well over 300 cantatas over the course of his productive career, he only created six motets. This performance also includes two of these powerful pieces, along with his early cantata, "Out of the depths I call to thee." Gain more insight into the program at the pre-concert lecture, which begins one hour before the performance. Learn More
The 2010-2011 season concludes with Blue Skies, Bluegrass, and Beyond—an innovative program featuring Musae in collaboration with local bluegrass musicians. Bluegrass versions of familiar classic rock songs and Appalachian gospel hymns and folk songs will appear alongside beautiful madrigals, part songs, and contemporary chansons.
Musae celebrates the nature that grows around us with Cornysh’s “Ah, Robyn,” Lauridsen’s “Dirait-on,” and Delibes’ stunning “Flower Duet” from Lakmé, turns to the sky with Stanford’s “Blue Bird” and Arlen’s “Over the Rainbow,” and looks beyond with the bluegrass hymns “Angel Band,” “Swing Low,” and others.