MusicNOW: Amy Beth Kirsten: Savior

Apr 2

7:00 PM

Monday, April 2, 2018

Chicago native Amy Beth Kirsten composes with fierce expressionism and often requires musicians to play, vocalize, act and move simultaneously. Receiving its world premiere on the MusicNOW series, Savior combines music, movement and theater into a unified whole to reflect upon the perceptual richness and complexity of Joan of Arc’s mystical and divinely inspired life and death.

“Dark, wild and engrossing…wondrously eclectic...” The New York Times

Savior was commissioned by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation for MusicNOW.

Approximate concert duration: 90 minutes with no intermission

Program

Kirsten Savior [World Premiere, Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Commission for MusicNOW]

Performers

HOWL vocal theatre ensemble
Christopher Kriz sound designer
Mary Ellen Stebbins lighting designer
Samuel Adams Mead Composer-in-Residence
Elizabeth Ogonek Mead Composer-in-Residence

Sponsors

Major support for MusicNOW is generously provided by The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., the Irving Harris Foundation, the Sally Mead Hands Foundation, the Julian Family Foundation, Cindy Sargent, and the Zell Family Foundation.

Special thanks to Helen Meyer and Meyer Sound for graciously donating sound equipment for this MusicNOW performance.

Savior was commissioned by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation for MusicNOW.

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