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Singer-composer Ted Hearne premieres an intimate and ecstatic collection of vocal music, accompanied by a band of longtime friends and new collaborators.
Hearne’s The Source, called by Pitchfork “some of the most expressive socially engaged music in recent memory — from any genre,” and “a twenty-first century masterpiece” by the New York Times, turned the words of Chelsea Manning and the Iraq War Logs into a penetrating oratorio. His latest songs strike a more personal chord but sacrifice none of the force. The centerpiece of the performance is a new song cycle set to text by the renowned contemporary poet Dorothea Lasky.
Vocalists Peabody Southwell, fresh from season appearances with LA Opera, and Allison Semmes, having just stepped out of the role of Diana Ross on Broadway, give rare recital performances. Solo instrumentalists Mariel Roberts, Taylor Levine and Philip White, staples of New York’s contemporary music community, join The Nouveau Classical Project and San Francisco’s eclectic and bold duo The Living Earth Show as the evening’s dynamic ensemble. R WE WHO R WE, the vocal/electronics duo of Ted Hearne and Philip White, perform selections of their upcoming sophomore release.