Saturday, November 18th 5:00pm
Napa Methodist Church, 625 Randolph Street, Napa
Tickets: $40 $10 for students and those under 18.
Artistic Director Daria Adams curates a one-hour program of four pieces by living composers, whose works look back in some way, then weaves them together with their historical counterparts. This leads to some fascinating juxtapositions, such as a song by Hildegaard von Bingen from 1100 A.D with a work for strings and harpsichord by Michi Wiancko from 2021. Daria has paired Elizabethan-era songs by John Dowland, Italian madrigals by Gesualdo, and a Bourrée by J.S. Bach with modern counterparts by Wiancko and Caroline Shaw.
Hildegaard von Bingen
12th Century Song
Soprano, Strings and Harpsichord
Michi Wiancko (B. 1976) "Are you, you?" (2021)
String Quartet and Harpischord
John Dowland (1563-1626) "Come Again: Sweet love Doth Now Invite"
"Can She Excuse My Wrongs"
Soprano and String Quartet
Caroline Shaw (b. 1982) "Blueprint" (2016) (from Op. 18 no. 6)
Carlo Gesualdo (1556-1613) Gia pansi nel dolore
(arr.Bruce Adolphe) Moro, lasso
J.S. Bach "Bouree" from Suite in G major
Michi Wiancko (b. 1976) "Blue Bouree" (2018)
String Quartet and Double Bass
Henry Purcell Chacony
Caroline Shaw (b. 1982) "And, So" (2019)
String Quartet and Voice
Owen Dalby, Daria T Adams: violin
Meena Bhasin: viola
Tanya Tomkins: cello
Tori Adams: soprano
Robert Wright: double bass
Eric Zivian: harpsichord
This concert is part of the 2023 California Festival - A Celebration of New Music
A statewide music initiative showcasing the most compelling and forward-looking voices in performances of works written in the past five years.
Nov 3-19 2023