February 9 • 8:00 p.m.
Alexander Kasser Theater
Every seat: $15*
featuring the East Coast premiere of Psalmbook by Ingram Marshall
Lionheart Vocal Ensemble:
Jeffrey Johnson, Lawrence Lipnik, John Olund, Richard Porterfield, Kurt-Owen Richards, Michael Ryan-Wenger
Members of ACME:
Caleb Burhans, viola
Caroline Shaw, violin
Laura Lutzke, violin
Brian Snow, cello
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Lionheart expertly joins classics from the medieval and Renaissance vocal repertoire with new work by the most innovative composers of contemporary vocal music. In Wayfaring Stranger, the group joins forces with four members of the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) for the East Coast premiere of composer Ingram Marshall’s Psalmbook.
Accompanying Marshall’s meditation on early American psalmody is an eclectic mix of music spanning the 13th to 21st centuries and ranging from sacred chant to Appalachian folk melodies. Works by Phil Kline and Laura Nyro are also highlighted in this ode to restless wanderlust.
“Hauntingly beautiful (with) singing as sublime as the music.” – Kansas City Star
Psalmbook was commissioned through Meet The Composer’s Commissioning Music/USA program, which is made possible by generous support from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Helen F. Whitaker Fund.
*Undergraduate students at MSU receive one ticket at no additional charge to every event through the Performing Arts Fee. Tickets may be reserved at the Alexander Kasser Theater Box Office, with a valid student I.D.