Nordic Voices

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Acclaimed for the depth of its programming and extraordinary vocal skills, this stunning, six-voice a cappella ensemble who come to us from Oslo, Norway is one of the foremost international vocal ensembles of its kind, presenting a delightful and amazingly broad repertoire ranging from medieval to contemporary works, all performed with a consummate blend of superlative music-making and stylistic panache. Free.

"Clear, radiant performances, full of character… sumptuously textured and elegantly phrased" —BBC Music Magazine

Pre-Concert Talk: 
Pre-Concert Talk: 7:00 pm
Location: 
McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts Building

Master Class

Master Class: Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, 11:10am-12:50pm - CA 146, Creative Arts Building

Program:

LasseThoresen, (b. 1949), Solbøn, from Opus 42 (2008)
György Ligeti (1923–2006), Nonsense Madrigals (1988-93)
    The cuckoo in the pear-tree
    The alphabet
    The Lobster Quadrille
Luca Marenzio (1553–1599)
    Per duo coralli (1581?)
    Ecco che’l ciel (1591?)
Clément Janequin (1485–1558), Le Chant des Oiseaux (1529)

Intermission

Frank Havrøy (b. 1969), Bia, bia lite bån (traditional, arr. 2004)
Lasse Thoresen (b. 1949), Diphonie, Opus 39 (2006)
Goffredo Petrassi (1904–2003), Nonsense I, III and V (1952)
Maurice Ravel (1875–1937), Trois beaux oiseau du paradis (1915)
Maja Ratkje (b. 1973), A Dismantled Ode to the Value of Art (2012)