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Consonance and dissonance – Responsio
April 20, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Part of the Vocal Music concerts series.
Suzie LeBlanc, soprano
Andrea Ludwig, mezzo-soprano
Charles Daniel, tenor
John Potter, tenor
Jeff Reilly, bass clarinet
Peter-Anthony TOGNI Responsio
A contemporary response to Guillaume de Machaut’s Messe de Nostre Dame. Canadian composer Peter Togni simultaneously refracts, magnifies, challenges and refutes the austere voices of the Medieval masterpiece. Juxtaposing choral material, entirely written out, and the improvised interruptions of a bass clarinet, Togni assigns the role of time traveller to the clarinet, bringing Machaut’s fourteenth century into the heart of the twenty-first.