Madrigalia: Ode to Common Things

Non-Series

June 3, 2016 | 8:00 PM Kilbourn Hall
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Ode to Common Things

WITH THE VOCALIS CHAMBER CHOIR OF BUFFALO, JAMES BURRITT, DIRECTOR

In the late 1950’s, internationally renowned Chilean poet Pablo Neruda wrote a collection of poems dedicated to everyday objects. At turns perceptive, surprising, beautiful, sad and funny, Cary Ratcliff gives musical voice to the universal significance of those words in his oratorio “Ode to Common Things.” Madrigalia collaborates with the Vocalis Chamber Choir of Buffalo, piano four-hands, harp, guitar, and two percussionists playing a dizzying array of instruments. Conductor/composer Craig Hella Johnson calls the work “…the new great American oratorio.”

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