Festival de la Chaise Dieu : Une nuit américaine - Les Métaboles
  • artist:Les Métaboles
  • event type:Concert
  • date:30 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
  • time:21 h
  • city/area:La Chaise Dieu
  • venue:Festival de La Chaise Dieu
  • country:France
  • style(s):20th Century, Contemporary
  • event posted by:Ensemble les Métaboles

Une nuit américaine

Aaron Copland, Four motets
Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff in Cambridge
Eric Whitacre, Lux aurumque & Sleep
Morten Lauridsen, O Magnum Mysterium
Samuel Barber, Reincarnations & Let down the Bars O Death & To be sung on the water
Steven Stucky, Whispers

Les Métaboles (16 to 24 singers)
Léo Warynski, musical direction

A program that honours American vocal music from the 20th and 21st centuries, with emblematic composers from that country’s great choral tradition. Whether it’s Barber – and his famous Agnus Dei, but also his The Reincarnations, a cycle of songs based on Irish poems – Copland – a major figure of his generation, and author of an important body of choral works – or more recently Eric Whitacre, a young composer whose reputation has long spread beyond the borders of the United States.