Double Delight: Enchanting Music for Women's Chorus and Piano 4-Hands and Duos
Fall Concert: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:30pm
If one is divine, two are utterly magical. Director Jennifer Kane explores repertoire for women's voices and two pianists - played either with four hands on one instrument or a pair of hands on each of two pianos. The depth of sound achieved with a second pianist is enthralling, allowing for unique textures woven between voices and tempered notes.
The concert offers love songs from Neue Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 65, by Romantic composer Johannes Brahms, contrasted with contemporary classical compositions including those of Grammy winner René Clausen, Radcliffe alumna B. Warren (Davis), and composer/performing artist Jocelyn Hagen.
Building Bridges: A Celebration of Music from Canada and Latin America
Spring Concert: Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 4:00pm
Director Jennifer Kane takes us beyond the U.S. borders to explore melodic traditions of our neighbors to the north and south. The impetus for the program began with a desire to highlight the role that music plays in linking the numerous musical traditions and rich cultural heritages within these expansive continents we call “America.”
The concert features the St. Sebastian Mass by Brazil’s leading 20th century composer, Heitor Villa-Lobos; Hymn to Freedom by eminent Canadian composer/jazz pianist Oscar Peterson; and Psalm 23 by Canada’s outstanding choral composer Imant Raminsh.
First Parish Unitarian Universalist
630 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA