Panoramic Voices playing MOZART REQUIEM UNDEAD at Bass Concert Hall


Texas Performing Arts presents a double vocal program with the Grammy Award-winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth and a encore performance of Mozart Requiem Undead by Panoramic Voices (formerly the Texas Choral Consort and Orchestra) with the vocal ensemble Convergence based in Austin. The evening will also include the world premiere of Caleb Burhans’ Tired Tropes for Battered Souls, which was commissioned by Texas Performing Arts and KMFA-FM.

The Grammy Award-winning voice project Roomful of Teeth is dedicated to harnessing the expressive potential of the human voice. By studying with masters of singing traditions from around the world, the eight-part ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, through an ongoing commissioning process, forges a new repertoire without borders.

Founded in 2009 by Brad Wells, the group meets annually at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Massachusetts, where they have studied Tuvan throat singing, yodeling, belt, Inuit throat singing, Korean p’ansori. , Georgian song, Sardinian cantu a tenore, Hindustani music and Persian classical song with some of the best performers and teachers in the world. Commissioned composers include Rinde Eckert, Judd Greenstein, Caleb Burhans, Merrill Garbus (from tUnE-yArDs), William Brittelle, Anna Clyne, Fred hersch, Wally Gunn, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Missy Mazzoli, Michael harrison, Sam Starch, and TEd hearne.

In 2014, Texas Performing Arts and its partners Golden Hornet Project and Fusebox Festival presented Mozart Requiem Undead to open the Fusebox Festival on the lawn of the Musée de la Légation de France. The event was a huge success with a large crowd. Now we move the performance inside the Bass Concert Hall.

Less than a year before Mozart’s death, he received a commission for a death mass from a mysterious stranger who intended to pass it off as his own composition. Mozart diEd Pennless before he finishes his final composition. To pay for her funeral, his widow had one of her pupils finish the work as we know it today: the Mass of Mozart’s Requiem.

The Mozart Requiem Undead project brings composition back to square one. Ten unique composers, ranging from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, to Wilco’s drummer, have each been commissioned to rework one movement of Mozart’s Requiem mass. The only problem was that composers had to keep what Mozart wrote before his death. Everything else is fine. Mozart Requiem Undead will be performed by over 200 artists and will feature a full orchestra, rhythm section, electronics, and award-winning Panoramic Voices choirs and soloists, all conducted by Panoramic Voices Artistic Director Brent Baldwin.

Marking its 20th season this year, Panoramic Voices brings an eclectic musical experience to the community of Austin and beyond. Directed by artistic director and conductor Brent Baldwin, Panoramic Voices’ ingenious blend of classical and contemporary music is presented in compelling, heartfelt and engaging performances. Reflecting its model of sustainable innovation and evolution, the organization’s name changed from Texas Choral Consort to Panoramic Voices in July 2016 to reflect its expanded artistic vision.

As the Texas Choral Consort, the ensemble received the Austin Critics ‘Table’s Best Choral Performance award for Mozart Requiem Undead’s first performance in April 2014. Other Austin Critics’ Table nominations have arrived. in 2015 and 2016 – listing Haydn’s Creation and Indie Orchestra in 2015. Night concerts, as well as the collaboration of the Fusebox Festival 2016 “Bat / Man”.

In addition to the $ 10 tickets for elementary, high school and college students, Texas Performing Arts is now offering a limited number of $ 12 tickets to serving and retired military personnel for all performances in the 2016 Essential Series. 2017 (excluding Broadway and special engagements). Military ID is required. For the schedule of upcoming performances for the 2016-2017 season, please visit www.TexasPerformingArts.org.

For more information on this performance, please visit: http://texasperformingarts.org/season/roomful-of-teeth-mozart-requiem-undead-bass-concert-hall-2016.


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