Camerata d’Amici to Present “Emerald Stream"
Name: Camerata d’Amici to Present “Emerald Stream"
Date: May 20, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Choral group Camerata d’Amici is proud to present its spring concert “Emerald Spring: Choral Songs of Love and Nature”. Conducted by artistic director Kristin Sponheim, the program will feature a varied selection of pieces centering on themes of love, nature and connection. The concert will begin with a pair of songs about spring and nature. “Arise, My Love” describes the sense of promise and optimism brought by spring, while “The Pasture,” a setting of poetry by Robert Frost, describes nature and connection. The program will continue with a series of songs about connection, including several pieces by composer Eric Whitacre: “Hebrew Love Songs,” accompanied by piano and violin, and “She Weeps Over Rahoon,” a haunting lament accompanied by English horn. The second half of the concert includes “Emerald Stream,” by Seth Houston, an a cappella song evoking the beauty and power of nature. The concert concludes with two rousing pieces: the ebullient “Yo le Canto” (“I Sing to You”) by David Brunner, infused with rhythms from Venezuela, and “John the Revelator,” a Gospel/Blues-inspired piece, arranged by Caldwell and Ivory. Now in its twelfth season, Camerata d’Amici is an auditioned choir made up of singers from Fairfield and Westchester counties. “Emerald Stream” will feature performances by the full group and a select chamber ensemble, men’s and women’s pieces, and vocal solos by baritone Thomas Carr of Danbury and bass Michael Forbes of Ridgefield. The choir will be accompanied by instrumentalists Lisa Homann (violin), Oliver Homann (oboe) and Margarita Nuller (piano). Camerata d’Amici performs with support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.