programs

WEB OF LACE

In this celebration of women composers, Tapestry mixes every possible combination of voice, viola, and piano. In one moment, listeners are transported by nature’s beauty or transfixed in a web of lace while in another, swept away by joyful rhythms of folk- inspired works. The stories of these amazing women are woven through this engaging program that includes Ysaye Barnwell, Modesta Bor, Lili Boulanger, Cecile Chaminade, Rebecca Clarke, Ella Jenkins, Emily Lau, Nadine Shanti, and Patricia Van Ness.

Program Details
Performers

Tapestry voices with viola and piano

Program Features

• Ysaye Barnwell, On Children • Modesta Bor, Mariposa del’aire • Lili Boulanger, Les Sirenes • Rebecca Clarke, Down by the Sally Gardens • Ella Jenkins, Wake up Little Sparrow • Emily Lau, Los Bilbilicos • Florence Price, The Moon Bridge • Nadine Shanti, Clear Water • Patricia Van Ness, Nada te turbe

Program duration

Approximately 90' with intermission, suitable for a concert hall or a resonant medium-sized church

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FACES OF A WOMAN

This spirited program crisscrosses borders and centuries to tell tales of remarkable women. Tapestry weaves a mix of tales, music, and poetry to reveal the many faces of a woman, ranging from 12th-century abbess and mystic Hildegard von Bingen to Queen Ann Boleyn, to Russian poet Anna Akhmatova. Music of female troubadours, traditional songs, and lullabies round out this fascinating portrait of a woman.

Program Details
Performers

Tapestry voices with vielle and rebec or harp

Program Features

• 12th-century composer, writer and visionary Hildegard von Bingen • 16th-century writer, composer and poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz • 16th-century Queen Anne Boleyn • 20th-century Russian poet Anna Akhmatova • Medieval chant and polyphony • Traditional songs • New works by Emily Lau and Patricia Van Ness

Program duration

Approximately 90' with intermission, suitable for a concert hall or a resonant medium-sized church

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STARRY NIGHT

Tapestry takes their audience beyond the stars in this program originally designed for The Mount Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles. The program opens with a solar eclipse and then takes flight weaving together 16th–century Spanish Villancicos with works of David Lang, Hildegard von Bingen, Alan Hovhanness, Claude Debussy, and Patricia Van Ness. Tapestry explores the cycles of the moon and stars, as well as human life from childhood to young love, and finally to the wisdom of age. Tapestry breathes life into the beautiful lyrics of this program in which "hearts rejoice," "souls tremble" and "a thousand stars fall and rise in concert."

Program Details
Performers

Tapestry's voices with clarinet and chimes

Program Features

• Notre Dame Chant and Polyphony (12–13th century) • Claude Debussy (1862–1918) • 16th century Villancicos • Patricia Van Ness (b.1951) • David Lang (b. 1957) • Alan Hovhannes (1911–2000) • Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179)

Program duration

Approximately 90' with intermission, suitable for a concert hall or a resonant medium-sized church

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POSTCARDS FROM FRANCE

Crisscrossing France from Auvergne to Provence, Brittany to Paris and beyond, Tapestry and friends bring together a rich blend of Impressionism, folk roots, and a touch of jazz. Along the way, they share Occitan folk songs that inspired Joseph Canteloube’s Chants D’Auvergne, paired with works of Gabriel Faure, Caesar Frank, Cecile Chaminade, French folk songs, dance tunes, Django Reinhardt, Edith Piaf and more!

Program Details
Performers

Cristi Catt, soprano, Daniela Tosic, mezzo-soprano, James Falzone, clarinet, Jeremiah McLane, accordion, Owen Marshall, guitar, bouzouki and mandolin

Program Features

• Chants d'Auvergne Joseph Canteloube • Pardon Breton Cecile Chaminade • J’ai deux amours Vincent Scotto • Divinium Stillant St. Martial (12th c.) • Première pensée Rose+Croix Eric Satie • Après un Reve and Les Berceaux Gabriel Fauré • Folk songs, dance tunes and much, much more!

Program duration

Approximately 90' with intermission, suitable for a concert hall or a resonant medium-sized church

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