Spring 2018 Season:
April 19th 2018. Ecstatic Music Festival, Merkin Hall, NYC. A collaboration with Julianna Barwick. This concert will be broadcast on NYC New Sounds Live with John Schaeffer. http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/ecstatic-music-festival-modernmedieval-julianna-barwick/
May 2nd-4th, 2018. Binghamton University Residency, NY.
May 9th, 2018. The Living Word. National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C. at 7.30pm. https://nmwa.org/events/shenson-chamber-music-concert-modernmedieval-trio-voices
May 10th, 2018. The Living Word. Virginia Arts Festival, VA. http://secure.vafest.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=426
The Living Word
This program features some of Hildegard of Bingen’s most ecstatic chants, including O Jerusalem and O Viridissima Virga, reflecting her most important sources of inspiration: Mother Church, Saints, The Virgin Mary, and The Divine Feminine, as represented by Love and Wisdom. These chants are interwoven with new works by acclaimed composers Caroline Shaw, the youngest ever winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music, Caleb Burhans, “New York’s mohawked Mozart” (Time Out New York), Joel Phillip Friedman, Daniel Thomas Davis, and Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, making her compositional debut. The new works are based on, or influenced by, Hildegard’s philosophic writings, her music, and her visions, and each composer presents their own unique and personal interpretation. The resulting program is an exciting a tour de force for both singers and composers.
A Midwinter Feast
A holiday program featuring beloved English medieval and Renaissance carols, including There is no Rose, A Virgin Unspotted and Green Groweth the Holly (attributed to Henry VIII). Also included are English carols from the 20th and 21st century by Nicola Lefanu and Peter Maxwell Davies, and new arrangements of old favorites, including In the Bleak Midwinter, O Little Town of Bethlehem and The Holly and the Ivy. The program will also feature a new commission by British composer Andrew Lovett.
Old and New: A Collaboration with Julianna Barwick. ModernMedieval comes together with acclaimed composer/singer Julianna Barwick’s ethereal, powerfully emotive voice to create a thrilling and truly ecstatic sonic world. The program will feature medieval chant and polyphony mixed with Barwick’s new compositions to create a seamless arc between genres.
(For more info on Julianna, visit her website, http://www.juliannabarwick.com)
We are also interested in creating programs in collaboration with presenters, according to the needs of the venue or concert series.