Throughout this season Cantate Chamber Singers, hailed for innovative programming under Music Director Gisèle Becker, has been saluting the indispensable role of "musical mentors" in inspiring younger generations to appreciate and create music. LESSONS LEARNED (Saturday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.) will be an evening of exquisite choral works tracing musical influences from the Renaissance to the 20th century.
Composers Heinrich Schütz, Franz Schubert, Gustav Mahler, and Paul Hindemith did not depend on their natural gifts alone. Cantate's concert will explore the debt owed by each to a teacher or special inspiration: Claudio Monteverdi, Ludwig van Beethoven, Anton Bruckner, and Arnold Mendelssohn (a distant relative of Felix). Program highlights including Monteverdi's masterwork Lamento della ninfa, Schubert's stunning Psalm 23, and the rare chance to experience Mahler's vast harmonic world in an intimate setting with Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, arranged by Clytus Gottwald in 1982 for 16-part chorus.
Tickets $30; students $15.
Event begins at 7:30PM
Presented by: Cantate Chamber Singers