For Voice's February 2016 US tour, If Music Be the Food of Love will include songs both new and old to explore the beauty, heartache, and humor of love. The trio focuses the program on the extraordinary role of women in music - as composers, performers and muses.
The concert includes Shakespearean song (in honor of the 400th anniversary of his death), medieval music, folksong arrangements from the UK and Ireland, and contemporary repertoire including a set of newly commissioned works by British composers - Stevie Wishart, Helen Chadwick, Emily Levy, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, and Marcus Davidson.
Voice with special guest Matt Haimovitz, cello
On a very special series of concerts, Voice is joined by the award-winning cellist, Matt Haimovitz, in an inspired collaborative project to adapt Shakespearean songs and the medieval music of Hildegard von Bingen. This glorious combination of voices and cello also includes a new work by the winner of Oxingale Records' Emerging Composers competition. The concert also includes solo cello works by such luminaries as Bach, Gabrielli, and Glass.
2016 Performance Schedule
(*performance with cellist Matt Haimovitz)
|January 28, 2016||Bermuda Festival - St. George's, Bermuda|
|February 3, 2016*||Krannert Center - University of Illinois - Urbana, IL|
|February 5, 2015*||Hannaford Hall - Portland Ovations - Portland, ME|
|February 6, 2016*||UVM Recital Hall - University of Vermont - Burlington, VT|
|February 9, 2016||Fine Arts Center - Castleton State College - Castleton, VT|
|February 12, 2016||St. Paul's by the Sea Episcopal Church - Jacksonville Beach, FL|
|February 13, 2016||Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center - Tarpon Springs, FL|
|February 16, 2016||Howard Auditorium - Lousiana Technical University - Ruston, LA|
|February 18, 2016||West Social Center - Green Valley Recreation - Green Valley, AZ|
|February 21, 2016*||Sara Victoria Hall - Silvermine Arts Center - New Canaan, CT|
|February 24, 2016*||CenterStage - Reston Community Center - Reston, VA|