Session Title

Modern Chamber Music Inspired by the Music of Hildegard von Bingen

Sponsoring Organization(s)

International Society of Hildegard von Bingen Studies; Medieval Institute, Western Michigan Univ.; Michigan Festival of Sacred Music

Organizer Name

Elizabeth Start

Organizer Affiliation

Michigan Festival of Sacred Music

Presider Name

Elizabeth Start

Paper Title 1

To Hildegard

Presenter 1 Name

Elizabeth Start

Paper Title 2

. . .circling, circled . . .

Presenter 2 Name

Lawrence Axelrod

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Chicago Composers' Consortium

Start Date

16-5-2015 7:00 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 1045

Description

This concert session presents twenty-first-century musical works inspired by the music of Hildegard von Bingen. The sources of inspiration taken from Hildegard's works will also be performed. The performance is organized by Elizabeth Start, composer, cellist, and Executive Director of the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music. Works presented include Start's own "To Hildegard" (2014) for flute, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass and harp, written for the Assisi Suono Sacro festival, and a newly commissioned work by Chicagoan Lawrence Axelrod. This program, highlighting contemporary works that draw on Hildegard's musical legacy, is performed by musicians drawn from the Kalamazoo and Chicago areas. The concert of ca. 45-minutes duration is immediately followed by a discussion with the composer, performers, and other invited panelists.

Elizabeth Start

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May 16th, 7:00 PM

Modern Chamber Music Inspired by the Music of Hildegard von Bingen

Fetzer 1045

This concert session presents twenty-first-century musical works inspired by the music of Hildegard von Bingen. The sources of inspiration taken from Hildegard's works will also be performed. The performance is organized by Elizabeth Start, composer, cellist, and Executive Director of the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music. Works presented include Start's own "To Hildegard" (2014) for flute, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass and harp, written for the Assisi Suono Sacro festival, and a newly commissioned work by Chicagoan Lawrence Axelrod. This program, highlighting contemporary works that draw on Hildegard's musical legacy, is performed by musicians drawn from the Kalamazoo and Chicago areas. The concert of ca. 45-minutes duration is immediately followed by a discussion with the composer, performers, and other invited panelists.

Elizabeth Start