MAY FESTIVAL: THE IMMORTAL
FRI MAY 17 | 8:00 pm | Music Hall
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An orchestral and choral séance with text from reports made by Late Victorian mediums, The Immortal uncovers voices of the psyche and seeks answers and reconciliation.
VAUGHN WILLIAMS: Toward the Unknown Region
MARK SIMPSON: The Immortal (U.S. Premiere)
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Roomful of Teeth, vocal ensemble
Rod Gilfry, baritone
May Festival Chorus, Robert Porco, director
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Concert Duration2 hours and 5 minutes
- Ideal for: Romantics, philosophers, wanderers—attend if you love great literary texts and experiencing the possibilities of the human voice.
- The May Festival presents the U.S. premiere of Mark Simpson's “blazingly original” work The Immortal, featuring Grammy winners Roomful of Teeth. Are you ready to hear what the spirits have to say?
- The evening's exploration of the Great Unknown begins with evocative choral works by Brahms and Vaughan Williams.
Join composer Mark Simpson and May Festival Associate Director of Choruses and Director of the Youth Chorus Matthew Swanson in Springer Auditorium one hour before the concert to get closer to the music with a pre-concert talk.