Kallisti presents an evening of vocal music for women's voices, featuring works by four extraordinary composers from across the globe: Elizabeth Angot (Germany) Karin Rehnqvist (Sweden), Katharina Rosenberger (Switzerland/U.S) and Ana Sokolovic (Canada). The works on the program feature an astonishing range of musical and vocal expression and most are San Diego/West Coast premieres.
Katharina Rosenberger's intimate works reference the virtuosic singing of the Baroque and Renaissance, and Angot's Music for Six Voices playful interweaving of vocal textures creates a colorful, ever-shifting exploration of color and expression.
Sokolović's Six Songs for Sirens is an exuberant, (at times, raucous) celebration of the female singing voice, utilizing iconic female Balkan choral sounds as an integral part of the fifteen minute work. Finally, kallisti is proud to present the San Diego premiere of Karin Rehnqvist's Puksånger/Lockrop (Herding Calls) which includes 'kulning', a strange and exotic form of folk singing used to communicate over long distances, as well as Rehnqvist's masterwork Vishentens lov (In Praise of Wisdom).
We invite you to join us as we celebrate the exceptional works of four strong women. This concert is free and open to the public.
Elizabeth Angot: Music for Six Voices
Karin Rehnqvist: Vishentens lov (In Praise of Wisdom)
Katharina Rosenberger: Vive faville and Tratti confluenti
Ana Sokolović: Six Songs for Sirens
Karin Rehnqvist: Puksånger/Lockrop, featuring Kirsten Ashley Wiest and Hillary Jean Young, sopranos with Sean Dowgray, percussion
kallisti: Lauren Jones, Susan Narucki, Jasper Sussman, Kirsten Ashley Wiest, Hillary Jean Young, with special guest Sharon Chohi Kim.
Also with special guest: Sean Dowgray, percussion