OCTOBER 26 | 7:30 P.M.
The six musicians of the string sextet Concertante are outstandingly gifted young artists who have won major national and international music competitions and have appeared on the premiere stages of the world from New York’s Carnegie Hall to Royal Festival Hall in London and Shanghai’s Grand Theatre. Founded in 1995 by a group of Juilliard graduates, Concertante has established itself as a chamber ensemble that combines world-class virtuosity with an adventurous exploration of the contemporary and classical chamber music repertory.
The group performs in varied combinations of instrumentalists in a wide array of repertoire, ranging from works by established masters to less commonly performed composers.
For its performances, Concertante has garnered high praise from reviews in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post, among others, with accolades for the group’s “beautifully polished sound” and “dazzling displays of virtuosity.”
MARCH 8 | 7:30 P.M.
The international award-winning vocal octet VOCES8 has established itself as the foremost young British a cappella group. Performing a repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to unique jazz and pop arrangements, the group has been praised for stunning performance, exquisite singing and creating a sound that spans the entire range of vocal color. Founded in 2003 by ex-choristers of Westminster Abbey, VOCES8 first achieved success in 2005 by winning first prize at the International Choral Grand Prix in Gorizia, Italy.
The group has performed widely in the U.K., Europe, the U.S.A., Africa and Asia. Highlights include performances at the Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, Tel Aviv Opera House, and the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. Through its recordings and live broadcasts, VOCES8 is heard regularly on international television and radio, including Deutschlandradio Kultur, ARTE TV, and the BBC.
Houghton students: free
Prices for both concerts:
Purchasing tickets for both concerts offers the greatest savings–and a reserved seat!
Adult, both concerts: $20 $35 couple *$45 family
Seniors (65+), both: $15 $25 couple
HC Faculty/Staff, both: $20 $30 couple *$40 family
Non-HC Student, both: $15
HC Student: Free with Student ID
*Family category includes immediate family members up through age 18
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