New Resonance Orchestra announces its 2013-2014 Season!
by Claudio Monteverdi
On December 12th, 13th, and 14th 2013, New Resonance Orchestra will be joined by an all-star cast of 13 singers and 12 dancers in a production of the 1610 Vespers by Claudio Monteverdi. The work is one of the great masterpieces of Western music, but it's rarely performed. This is part of New Resonance’s commitment to performing unusual works in the repertoire. We’re excited to collaborate with vocal director Mattea Musso, a renaissance and baroque music specialist. The performances will also feature dance by choreographer Diogo de Lima, as well as a special lighting installation.
LABOR: Songs for Unmaking a Living
by Tucker Fuller and Megan Levad
In the spring of 2014, New Resonance Orchestra will present another premiere, the world-premiere of New Orleans-based composer Tucker Fuller and poet Megan Levad’s new song cycle, LABOR: Songs for Unmaking a Living. Comprised of nine songs written for two singers and chamber orchestra, each of the ballads in LABOR draws on the rich variety of songs in the American popular canon about work and working. In addition, each ballad explores a specific job where a worker’s integrity or freedom is compromised through the act of making a living.
New Resonance Orchestra is a group of young, professional classical musicians in New Orleans working to reclaim classical music in America as a vital force for artistic expression and social change. With its fearless performances, New Resonance Orchestra makes music that is fresh, joyful, and relevant. Creating interdisciplinary performance events and engaging with current issues, New Resonance Orchestra uses classical music to rejuvenate New Orleans.