Saint Rose Camerata: “Vox Balaenae” | Larsen, McKenna Lee, Crumb

Saturday, October 21st 2017 at 7:30 pm

The Saint Rose Camerata, the faculty chamber ensemble in residence at The College of Saint Rose, opens its 15th season with works by American composers George Crumb, Libby Larsen, and Andrew McKenna Lee and welcomes soprano Suna Gunther in her debut performance of Saints Without Tears by Libby Larsen.

The program is to include:

  • Libby Larsen Saints without Tears for soprano, flute, and bassoon
  • Andrew McKenna Lee — “Fantasy: Perpetuum Mobile” & “Toccata” from 5 Refractions of a Prelude by Bach for solo guitar
  • George CrumbVox Balaenae for three masked players (electric flute, electric cello, and electric piano)

The performance of Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) for three masked players is being performed in honor of George Crumb’s 88th birthday on October 24th. After hearing a tape recording of humpback whale songs in 1969, Crumb was inspired to compose Vox Balaenae. The work is scored for flute, cello, and piano, all of which are electronically amplified.

The performers for this Saint Rose Camerata concert are:

  • Suna Gunther, soprano
  • Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough, flute
  • Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar
  • Young Kim, piano
  • David Bebe, ‘cello

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