March 27 & 28, 2020
Featuring new commissions by Jake Runestad and Tim Takach, our spring concert Erased will address the communities and environments that are in danger of being erased: from indigenous peoples and trans youth, to natural habitats – as well as our very own lives. The first half of our concert will also feature the local premiere of “Listen,” a compelling work for our Chamber Singers ensemble. The second half of our concert will address one thing we wish could be erased: the stigma against those who live with HIV. We will premiere a new song cycle called Stigmata that addresses through song the effects of this stigma on the lives of people living with HIV every day. The metaphor of the stigmata serves to remind people that we don’t need to inflict the horrible pains of social crucifixion upon the HIV+ community. Join us for this powerful evening of music and reflection.
Some of our best loved songs are the ones of stage and screen. Some of the truly best, in our opinion, are the ones that never won the awards. We are going to celebrate these musical underdogs and epic fails that may have been passed over for the trophy but continue to win in our hearts. So let’s all go out to the lobby and get ourselves a treat – it’s time for the next edition of Stiletto Squares: Red Carpet Fails!
Our season kicks off with our holiday concert Bell Boys! “Every time a bell rings, the audience will hear amazing things!” This holiday season we present an appeal ing collaboration: your favorite chorus with the ringing glory of the Bells of the Lakes handbell ensemble. Expect your holiday favorites mixed with contemporary works you’re sure to love! Featuring the premiere of a new Chanukah work, “The Coming of Light,” it’s truly going to be the most wonderful time of the year!
All performances will be at Ted Mann Concert Hall.