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VOX 3 Collective presents Fairytales & Folklore - Myth and Fairytale in song

  • Skokie Public Library - Petty Auditorium 5215 Oakton Street Skokie, IL, 60077 United States (map)

VOX 3 Collective presents a concert featuring enchanted tales of love and longing, adventure and fancy.  European and Middle Eastern folktales come alive in settings by Stenhammar, Haydn, and Schubert, among others. Featured are three larger pieces, in which familiar Greek myths are set by Baroque French, Classical German, and modern American composers. Jean Philippe Rameau’s ravishing chamber cantata Orphée tells the ages-old myth of the musician Orpheus descending to the underworld to retrieve his love Eurydice.  Haydn’s cantata Arianna a Naxos is a tour-de-force for soprano, as she bemoans her fate and lost love on a deserted island.  American John Musto ‘s Penelope dramatically sketches scenes from the Odyssey as the heroine awaits her husband.  Also included are musical fables by Offenbach, antique Lieder by Schubert, and a Swedish-language retelling of Aladdin and his lamp!

Repertoire includes:

Rameau: Orphée

Haydn: Arianna a Naxos

Musto: Penelope

Offenbach: Fables de La Fontaine
Schubert: Lieder
Stenhammar: Prins Aladin av lampan

Performers include:

Laura Pinto, soprano

Megan Cook, soprano

Mary Lutz-Govertsen, soprano

Oliver Camacho, tenor

Brian von Rueden, baritone

Saori Chiba, piano

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