Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble: Music on Equality

Date and Time: 
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Shirley Welsh Ryan Opera Theater

Admission is free, but registration is recommended. Register for this event.

Donald Nally, conductor; Haymarket Opera Orchestra and strings of Ensemble Dal Niente

Part of the Arts Circle Arts on Equality Festival

How do we view the suffering of others? This “One Book, One Northwestern” program explores that topic in three works written within the last two years. Caroline Shaw’s To the Hands considers immigration and charity through her own words as well as those of Emma Lazarus’s iconic “The New Colossus.” Anna Thorvaldsdottir considers suffering through supplication. Juxtaposed with their works are the 17th-century cantatas of Buxtehude that inspired them. Finally, Alex Berko sets the again-timely dedicatory description of Lincoln’s statue at Washington’s National Cathedral: “remembered by a people, their conflict healed by the truth that marches on.”

Dieterich Buxtehude, Ad genua (To the knees) from Membra Jesu nostri
Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Ad genua
Dieterich Buxtehude, Ad manus (To the hands) from Membra Jesu nostri
Caroline Shaw, To the Hands
Alex Berko, Lincoln
Dieterich Buxtehude, Ad faciem (To the face) from Membra Jesu nostri