Songwriters long to penetrate hidden places of the heart that burst with so many emotions–fond, foolish, feverish, and forbidden. “The Song of Songs,” medieval madrigals, and the popular and classical airs of our day have given us many and varied insights. Vincenzo Bertolusi, Francisco Guerrero, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Claude Goudimel, Entraigues, Mikhail Glinka, Eric Whitacre, Stephen Foster and others will have their say. A world premiere by Finnish composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi will examine the Nordic heart, while Cole Porter and Noel Coward add their insouciant voices. My Secret Heart also sees the return of Augusta Read Thomas’ “Love Songs” (from our Grammy Award-winning Colors of Love album) to the repertoire.
Christmas is our favorite time of year, when we accompany your holiday season with joy and tranquility in music old, new, and familiar. Nanino, Byrd, Praetorious, Gabrieli, Villette and Poulenc are among the composers who wrote of what happened at the manger; Joseph Jennings, Robert Shaw, Alice Parker and Robert de Cormier are among those who have made beloved arrangements of popular carols and songs. Seasonal anthems and carols by Americans from Billings to Ives to Steven Sametz will make for a classically rich and resplendent Chanticleer Christmas.
Destination Paris! Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Chanticleer, and the New Century Chamber Orchestra set sail back across the Atlantic. A sequel to 2014’s collaboration Atlantic Crossing was demanded by audiences. We are boarding the ship again to enjoy the artistic ferment that was Paris in the 20’s and 30’s, an experience adored and enriched by the many Americans who were there. Americans in Paris will evoke one magical springtime in the endlessly creative city where brilliant minds mingled.
Music by Satie, Ravel, Stravinsky, Roussel, and Faure joins music hall classics by Poulenc, Piaf, Dearie, Baker, Gershwin and Porter.
Note: Americans in Paris is a special event add-on. Tickets for these performances are not available in Subscription Concert Series packages.
Transcendent prayers of thanksgiving and consolation, psalms of happiness and paeans of praise, music has comforted and confounded saints and sinners alike for as long as spirituality and music have gone together. Dufay, Poulenc, Weelkes Victoria and Palestrina will accompany the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner John Harbison’s first composition for Chanticleer.
Full Price: $165 | Student/Senior: $153
Full Price: $114 | Student/Senior: $106
2 CONCERTS | Full Price: $102 | Student/Senior: $93