A program of deeply personal works inspired by the human voice and transcendence.
CCO begins its 10th Anniversary season with a world premiere Let Me Sing from Chicago-based composer Eric Malmquist. Guest soprano Ariana Strahl will be featured performing a song cycle inspired by the works of Djuna Barnes, Sara Teasdale and Frances Harper. Other works by Christopher Cerrone, Mara Gibson and Brandon Harrington.
Let Me Sing
Eric Malmquist’s Let Me Sing captures the voices of historic female American poets in a song cycle for orchestra and soprano, featuring Ariana Strahl.Read Half Notes Blog Post
Gibson’s Secret Sky, depicts the migrations and songs of birds; it is anchored by the words of Rumi: “This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.”Read Half Notes Blog Post
Will There Be Singing?
Cerrone’s dark political work is inspired by lines from Bertolt Brecht:
In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing.
About the dark times.