“Tapestry was nothing short of BRILLIANT. Their programming and performance was incredible. It's in my Top 10
Chamber Music in Historic Sites concert experiences pairing ‘site and sound.'" Kelly Garrison, General Director,
The Da Camera Society

 

Tapestry takes their audience beyond the stars in their newest program designed for The Mount Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles. Tapestry has long been "known for their stimulating approach to programming." CD Classic. The LA Times writes: "(Tapestry) is more than just another gathering of early music specialists. They sing beautifully, separately and together and they like to switch gears...."  Over the years, Tapestry has been invited to design programs for specific venues and occasions including the American Song Festival at the Library of Congress and the Between Heaven and Hell exhibit at  the Bucerius Kunst Forum in Hamburg, at Argonne Laboratories and other venues in the United States and abroad.

For this exploration of the Night Sky, Tapestry brings together gorgeous music and imagery for a one-of-a-kind experience. The program opens with a solar eclipse as the world teeters on the edge of a black hole in medieval France, and then takes flight weaving together 16th-century Spanish Villancicos with works of David Lang, Hildegard von Bingen, Alan Hovhanness, Claude Debussy, Ivan Moody and Patricia Van Ness. Hovhanness' beautiful melody, In Early Dawn Song, serves as a common thread through the concert as 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."


Performers

Tapestry's  voices with special guest James Falzone (clarinet, whistles, chimes and shruti box)


Program

Notre Dame Chant and Polyphony (12–13th) century

  Claude Debussy (1862–1918)

 

16th century Villancicos

Alan Hovhannes (1911–2000)

 

 

David Lang (b. 1957)
Ivan Moody (b. 1964)

Patricia Van Ness (b. 1951)

  Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179)

 


Program duration

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