Mirror Visions Ensemble
Monday, January 16, 2017
Mirror Visions Ensemble (MVE) was founded from a desire to explore the relationship between music and text, initially through the creation of “mirror visions” — settings of the same text to music by different composers. The group's passion for storytelling has produced thematic concerts on surprising subjects, based on scholarly research and laced with humor, leading to the revitalization of art song programming. Featuring soprano, tenor, baritone and piano, often joined by other instrumentalists, MVE’s programs take audiences on an imaginative journey through song, showcasing both well-known and oft-neglected pieces, set to texts by poets and historical figures.
The ensemble has presented its programs, residencies, and masterclasses both in the U.S. and abroad at concert halls, schools, libraries, and museums. MVE’s concerts are often free and open to the public, continuing the ensemble’s tradition of providing access to the arts.During its 25-year history, Mirror Visions Ensemble has fostered the work of new composers, through the commissioning of over 80 works by 24 composers. In recognition of strengthening cultural relationships between the U.S. and France, bringing to life forgotten texts and music from both French and American traditions, and sharing these works through MVE's performances, Artistic Director Tobé Malawista was named Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 2008.
Reflections and Projections: 25 Years of Mirror Visions
Monday, January 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Four world premieres by the winners of MVE’s Young Composers Competition, as well as MVE commission A Visit with Emily by Tom Cipullo set to poetry by Emily Dickinson and her correspondence with T.W. Higginson
Vira Slywotzky, soprano
Justine Aronson, soprano
Scott Murphree, tenor
Jesse Blumberg, baritone
Mischa Bouvier, baritone
Alan Darling, piano
Margaret Kampmeier, piano
Tickets: $20 ($15 Students)