Vocal ensemble Lionheart will be joined by Society for New Music quartet in Jan. 27 SU performance
Vocal ensemble Lionheart will be joined by Society for New Music quartet in Jan. 27 SU performance January 11, 2008Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
Lionheart, one of America’s leading ensembles in vocal chamber music, will perform in concert at Syracuse University on Sunday, Jan. 27, in a joint presentation of SU’s Malmgren Concert Series, SU’s Pulse performing arts series and the Society for New Music.
A string quartet from the Society for New Music — Cristina Buciu, Travis Newton, David LeDoux and Amy Diefes — will join the ensemble in performing Phil Kline’s “John the Revalator” and Marc Mellits’ “String Quartet No. 2” at 4 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in the Irving Garage (those attending should tell the parking attendant they are attending the concert).
The New York Times has hailed Lionheart’s “smoothly blended and impeccably balanced sound.” The ensemble — Jeffrey Johnson, Lawrence Lipnik, John Olund, Richard Porterfield, Kurt-Owen Richards and Michael Ryan-Wenger — is best known for its interpretation of medieval and Renaissance a cappella music, with Gregorian Chant as the keystone of its repertoire. The ensemble also collaborates with instrumental ensembles, dance companies and contemporary composers.
The Malmgren Concert Series at Hendricks Chapel was made possible by a generous gift from alumna Esther Malmgren ’42 in 1991. The free Sunday afternoon concerts, held throughout the year, feature a wide variety of music. For more information on upcoming Malmgren concerts, visit http://hendricks.syr.edu.
Pulse provides SU students and the local community opportunities to attend and participate in programs, performances, exhibitions and events in the visual and performing arts. It is a collaborative project of SU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts and Division of Student Affairs. For more information, visit http://students.syr.edu/pulse.
The Society for New Music, now in its 36th consecutive season, is one of America’s oldest and most active new music groups. The society’s mission is to showcase professional Central New York performers and composers, alongside guest composers and ensemble, and to present the best of new music to the Central New York community.
Call Hendricks Chapel at 443-2901 for more information on the concert.