April 27, 2012, 8:00pm
Tsai Performance Center (685 Commwealth Ave., Boston)
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KA, world premiere
Deepti Navaratna, Carnatic soprano
Amit Kavthekar, tabla
Chirag Katti, sitar
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Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann
Click here to listen to a clip of Mecanismos.
Two Grandfathers Sing
Click here to listen to a clip of Two Grandfathers Sing (scroll down to "Chamber Works" section of the page).
Click here to listen to a clip of BMV's world premiere performance of Landscapes.
BMV's closing concert of the 2011-2012 Season, Origins, celebrates the diverse cultural and musical heritages of four of today's most accomplished chamber music composers. Carnatic soprano Deepti Navaratna (whom listeners might remember from BMV's 2010 production of Shirish Korde's opera Phoolan Devi: The Bandit Queen) and traditional Indian musicians join the ensemble Korde's new song cycle KA. Israeli composer Eitan Steinberg's Two Grandfathers Sing artfully combines the musical traditions of Steinberg's Hasidic Ashkenazi heritage with those of his wife's Turkish Sephardic heritage. Latin American rhythms pervade Peruvian composer Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann's Mecanismos. Boston microtonal composer Ezra Sims draws on the choral traditions of his native South for Landscapes, a set of five microtonal miniatures commissioned by BMV in 2008.
Click here to learn more about the composers and pieces featured on Origins.