Women’s Chamber Ensemble and Women’s Glee Club
Music of the Americas explores tradition through well-loved songs and newly arranged choral works. Experience Latin American stories and musics from North and South America.
Saturday, April 11, 8:00 p.m., Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors, students free.
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MSU Women’s Chamber Ensemble
Sandra Snow, conductor
Meredith Bowen, assistant conductor
Elizabeth Hermanson, assistant conductor
Judy Kabodian, piano
Women’s Glee Club
Holly Lewis, assistant conductor
Kristopher Schave, piano
Our exploration of music of the Americas includes well-loved settings such as the Pablo Casals’ Nigra Sum, the Lange Esto les digo, and a newly arranged choral version of a famous Villa-Lobos song, Modinha. Chabuca Limeña is an unpublished gem about Peruvian singer Chabuca Granda as collected by doctoral candidate Meredith Bowen on the Cuban study abroad initiative.
Sigue was written by MSU composition area student Ivette Herryman Rodriguez. Rodriguez, a native of Cuba, incorporates the traditional clave rhythm and other musical gestures from Cuban musics. The concert includes the fiery setting of El Vito, describing a young woman’s seduction of the young men around her through traditional dance.
Also on the program is Philadelphia-area composer Andrea Clearfield’s Shape of My Soul on the poetry of Susan Windle for choir and string quartet.
WOMEN’S GLEE CLUB
St. Francis in the Americas: A Caribbean Mass
Alex Smith, Daniel Albert, percussion; Tia Harvey, steel drum
Two Night Songs
Stars Do Tell
Music Down In My Soul
Fields of Gold
Sting/arr. Deke Sharon
arr. Cristian Grases
Stuart Chapman Hill, guitar; Alex Smith, Daniel Albert, percussion
WOMEN’S GLEE CLUB AND WOMEN’S CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
H. Villa-Lobos/arr. Williams
Esto les digo
Andalusian/arr. Joni Jensen
WOMEN’S CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
The Shape of My Soul
I-Hsuan Tsai, Emily Dupere, Issac Sarver, Mark Dupere, string quartet
Manuel Alejandr/arr. Jose R. Duran
Ivette Herryman Rodríguez