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kallisti vocal ensemble

Tuesday, March 15th, 2022 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free. RSVP required: http://music.ucsd.edu/tickets

All guests must adhere to University Return to Learn guidelines.

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The concert is an exploration of settings of striking 20th century poetry, set for one to three voices. It features Kaija Saariaho's From the Grammar of Dreams (1988) for two female voices to words from Sylvia Plath's Bell Jar, the first movement of George Crumb's iconic Madrigals with poems by Lorca, and Hans Werner Henze's moving Three Auden Songs (1984)  for tenor and piano.  

Another special work is Grete von Zieritz's Stimmen im Walde (1993) for coloratura soprano and flute, in its U.S. Premiere.

The second half of the program is devoted to the world premiere of Alex Taylor's Dryad, a 30 minute piece commissioned by the kallisti ensemble for coloratura soprano, lyric soprano, tenor, piano, flute, harp and percussion, with texts by H.D., Ezra Pound, Bryher and Frances Gregg.  

The singers are Stefanie Quintin-Avila, Mariana Flores, and Miguel Zazueta.  They will be joined by Rebecca Lloyd Jones, percussion, Alex Ishov, flute, Tasha Smith Godinez, harp, Kyle Adam Blair, piano with the assistance of conductor Yifan Guo. 

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