Fire and Ice: Christmas with Ars Nova
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 7:30pm - Heart of Longmont UMC, 350 11th Ave., Longmont
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 4:00pm - St. Paul Community of Faith, Denver (NOTE: afternoon matinee, 4:00pm)
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 7:30pm - St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine Street, Boulder
Friday, December 15, 2017, 7:30pm - St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine Street, Boulder
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Special guest artist Nicolò Spera, guitar- read about this extraordinary guitarist here.
Ars Nova ignites the dark of winter with the sounds of the classical guitar and the passionate words of Spanish poet Federico García Lorca. The program features Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s dramatic Romancero Gitano, essentially a guitar concerto with chorus accompaniment. In 1951, Castelnuovo-Tedesco chose seven poems from Federico Garcia Lorca’s 1921 collection Poema del canto jondo (Poems of the Deep Song) for this work. Romancero Gitano is one of almost 100 compositions Castelnuovo-Tedesco composed for guitar, reflecting his long association with the virtuoso Spanish guitarist Andrés Segovia.
Artistic Director Thomas Edward Morgan and the Singers are recognized as leading interpreters of modern music, and the program will include contemporary works by Eriks Esenvalds, Michael Fink, Alf Houkom, Stephen Paulus, John Conahan, and others. Traditional carols in vibrant, fresh arrangements will also be performed. Come and celebrate the season with us!
Andrejs Jansons, Latvian carol: Ai, nama Mamina
Stephen Paulus, Hymn to the Eternal Flame
David MacIntyre, Ave Maria
John Conahan, Love of Fire
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Romancero Gitano
Ēriks Ešenvalds, Stars
Alf Houkam, The Rune of Hospitality
Matthew Culloton, God’s Mother Be
arr. David Maddux, Rise Up, Shepherd and Follow
arr. Tom Morgan, Gaudete!
arr. Jim Clements, Gabriel’s Message
Michael Fink, What sweeter music
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Hidden Masterpieces of the Renaissance
February 23, 2018 - Heart of Longmont UMC, 350 11th Ave., Longmont
February 24, 2018 - St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder
February 25, 2018 - St. Paul Community of Faith, Denver (afternoon matinee, 4:00pm)
Music from the Golden Age: combining the delicacy and strength of a spider’s web, the masterworks of vocal polyphony of the Renaissance weave beautiful melodies together, balancing form and expression in sparkling constructions of musical genius. Featured works include music by Josquin des Pres, Constanza Porta, Orlande de Lassus, and more. Luminous, heavenly sounds!
The New Art: Music Beyond Words
April 27, 2018 - Bethany Lutheran Church, Denver
April 28, 2018 - St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder
Music on the edge: adventurous exploration of the sound, color, and expression of the human voice. The program will feature modern masterworks and music by the winners of our 7th Colorado Composers Competition. Think globally, sing locally!
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