October 12 @ 8:00 PM| $15 Get Tickets
Shenandoah New Music
The Bergamot Quartet is fueled by a passion for exploring and advocating for the music of living composers. Founded in Baltimore in 2016, Bergamot Quartet strongly believes in the creation of art and amplification of voices during this cultural watershed moment. In a program exploring different cultures and techniques, the ensemble presents an irreverent, breathless crash-course through modern manifestations of consonant tonality.
Tania Leon: Esencia
Ledah Finck: Stars Fall in the Valley
Caroline Shaw: Punctum
Sky Macklay: Many Many Cadences
Charles Peck: Arcade
This program bares musical building blocks in two ways, the technical and the cultural. Tania León says of her work Esencia that it “reflects influences of classical genres in the Carribean and Latino America”, as well as “the ‘here and now’ while I composed the piece”. Macklay’s Many, Many Cadences is just what the title says: a huge collection of simple tonic cadences (though the rhythm is anything but simple), swirling around and around in a thrillingly oversaturated array of consonance. Finck’s piece, like Esencia, uses textures and melodies clearly sourced from her upbringing in Appalachia and refracted around her here and now. Shaw’s Punctum and Peck’s Arcade use the strings in ways that energetically play off Macklay’s cadences; the three pieces together present an irreverent, breathless crash-course through modern manifestations of consonant tonality.
Bright Box Theater: Cocktail table seating. Doors open at 7PM for food and drink service.
Accommodations for disabilities may be arranged by contacting the Box Office at least three days prior to the performance.
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