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Vocal ensemble Cantus explores the struggle of humans and communities to find meaningful connection in our increasingly digital world in Alone Together.

Alone Together is an introspective narrative on the struggle of humans and communities to find meaningful connection in our increasingly digital world. Vocal ensemble Cantus explores these challenges through pairing selected works of Beethoven and Bernstein with contemporary composers Jennifer Higdon, David Lang and Gabriel Kahane, as well as arrangements of music by Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles and Dave Matthews. Alone Together also features a brand new, multi-movement work by Libby Larsen.

Before the performance, be sure to catch a lecture and presentation by Anthony Cao at 6pm. Check the TITU screen when you arrive for room location. Anthony is a musician and educator who has received a Master's degree in music education from UW-Madison and was awarded a graduate teaching assistantship to supervise undergraduate music education majors and develop culturally relevant curriculum for the high school music classroom. In addition to teaching four curricular choirs and two general music classes at Madison West High School, Anthony stays active as the Chorus Master for Madison Opera and regularly performs as the pianist/vocalist at The Ivory Room in Madison.  

Program

She ................................................ Laura Mvula

She’s Leaving Home .................... John Lennon, Paul McCartney

You* .............................................. Libby Larsen
I. You, here…now

Twitter Song ................................. Ingrid Michaelson

Deep Blue ..................................... Arcade Fire

You* .............................................. Libby Larsen
II. You, now…know

Calme Des Nuits .......................... Camille Saint-Saëns

A Most Peculiar Man ................... Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel

You* .............................................. Libby Larsen
III. You, know…are, who

Gesang der Mönche ................... Ludwig van Beethoven

Gravedigger ................................. Dave Matthews

You Will Be Found ....................... Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

Intermission

Gagòt ............................................ Sydney Guillaume

A Quiet Moment .......................... Jennifer Higdon

Manifesto ..................................... David Lang

You* .............................................. Libby Larsen
IV. You, here…need

When the Earth Stands Still ........ Don McDonald

We Two ......................................... Steven Sametz
I. Earth, My Likeness
II. I Am He That Aches With Amorous Love
III. Here the Frailest Leaves of Me
IV. Not Heat Flames Up and Consumes
V. We Two, How Long We Were Fool’d

 

*Commissioned by Music Accord for Cantus


Learn more about Cantus on their website.


 

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