Thursday, April 9

Water Passion, Baby!

So it's been a little bit since my last post... and I am so sorry. I know that some of you even have my blog as your homepage, and you were getting a bit tired of my nerd post. So sorry.

Here's what I've been up to:

The University of Utah Singers and A Cappella Choir know you're interested in unique and exciting performances. With you in mind we continue presenting Choral Masterworks, and this year we've got something amazing to share with you.

Tan Dun's "Water Passion: After St. Matthew" is an "astonishing piece conceptually" (Times, London)..."a work of captivating visual music and sound meticulously disposed in space" (Newsday, New York).

Based on the passion story in the New Testament's St. Matthew, the "Water Passion" is an exciting and unexpected piece of music, challenging the senses and sensibilities. On Friday, April 10th and Saturday, April 11th at 7:30 PM in Libby Gardner Hall, you have the chance to experience a dimension of music performance unlike anything you've seen or heard before.
Creating a unique shared cultural experience, performers and audience members will experience a remarkably wide range of vocal style, from four-part chorales, to overtone singing, Tuven-throat singing and elements of Peking opera. Western instruments are used to produce sounds of Chinese, Mongolian, and Middle Eastern cultures. On stage will be seventeen filled, transparent water basins lit from below and played as instruments, thus creating a unique auditory and visual experience, all based around the universal theme of rebirth.

Featuring the University of Utah Singers and A Cappella Choir, Alisa Thomason, Soprano; Gary Sorenson, Baritone; Leslie Henrie, Violin; Amy Leung, Cello; Michael Lipsey, Percussion; Yuanlin Chen, Electronic Sampler; and Brady Allred, Conductor.

Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see this work performed live. And at $7.50 for adults and $3.50 for students, you can afford to bring a friend.

Tickets are available at the Kingsbury Hall box office or at 801-581-7100.
Please come if you can... we've been working super hard on it and it's going to be freaking sweet! We've started rehearsing with all of the water percussion people, and it's so rad! Seriously!

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