Our Chicago Debut and more...
Galvin Recital Hall at Northwestern University - our home for a weeklong residency. Photo:  Tom Rossiter

Looking ahead to  Anonymous Man
in Chicago, IL and Troy, NY

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New Videos 
from Joshua Stamper 

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Photos from ANIARA
with Helsinki's  Klockriketeatern

Donald conducting Northwestern's BCE in December 2016, at Galvin Recital Hall. Photo Todd Rosenberg.
Northwestern University Residency 
& our Chicago debut

Next week we travel to Northwestern University's stately campus for a residency from March 12-16 at the  Bienen School of Music.

We'll participate in conducting masterclasses with Donald's graduate students, read and record student compositions (who study with Seven Responses composer Hans Thomalla), and perform the Midwest premiere of Michael Gordon's  Anonymous Man . Michael will join us for the performance. 

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Anonymous Man at EMPAC 
March 24th in Troy, NY

Following our residency at Northwestern, we travel to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to record and perform  Anonymous Man at the world class facilities of EMPAC.

About EMPAC, our home for 3 days.

The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at RPI is where the arts, sciences, and technology meet under one roof and breathe the same air.  Opened in 2008, EMPAC includes many firsts in the fields of acoustics, performing arts infrastructure, and architectural engineering to create b oth a performing arts center and research and production facility.

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Experience the sounds and sights of Joshua Stamper's
'mid the steep sky's commotion

Premiered at the Crane Arts Icebox Project Space in June 2017,  'mid the steep sky's commotion  by composer Joshua Stamper is back  in two new videos  by filmmaker Ben Stamper - featuring two Rhodes pianos,  24 singers, and an amazing acoustic. 

Our work is supported by the generosity of our audience. Your gift allows us to continue exploring the complexities, griefs, and joys of our world through new and thought-provoking choral music.

We are grateful.

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Photos from 
with Helsinki's  Klockriketeatern  

Antti introduces us to Beijing Opera movement styles. Photo by Kevin Vondrak

A prop and a musical instrument.
Photo by Luke Carpenter

Two weeks ago, we welcomed 
Dan Henriksson,  Carl Alm, Matti Raita, and  Antti Silvennoinen  of Helsinki's experimental  Klockriketeatern 
to Philadelphia to spend a weekend 
workshopping new music 
from Rob Maggio  and developing 
our new style of choral-theatre

Matti, in character, as Donald conducts in the background. Photo by Luke Carpenter

Stay tuned: in April we will release our full Aniara microsite, featuring video, interviews, blog, and much more information (in three languages!) about the June 2019 production.  

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