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Arts Engage to Present Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble April 5
Syracuse University Arts Engage will present Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble performing “The Soul’s Messenger” on Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 220 E. Fayette St. in downtown Syracuse.
Tickets are available through SU Arts Engage at 315-443-0236. Tickets are $10 general admission and students and free for seniors and children, and may be purchased at the door by cash or check.
Monk will be joined in this performance by Katie Geissinger (voice), Allison Sniffin (voice and piano) and Bohdan Hilash (woodwinds).
Composer/performer Monk has been deemed “a magician of the voice,” and “one of America’s coolest composers.” She has amazed audiences across the globe with her genre-spanning compositions for nearly 50 years. Her groundbreaking exploration of the voice as an instrument, as an eloquent language in and of itself, expands the boundaries of musical composition, creating landscapes of sound that unearth feelings, energies and memories for which there are no words.
Monk and her acclaimed Vocal Ensemble, some of the finest and most adventurous performers active in new music, offer a quartet concert showcasing Monk’s range as a composer and her engagement with performance as a vehicle for spiritual transformation.
This is the second time Arts Engage has presented Monk’s music this year. In October “A Celebration Service” was performed by Monk’s M6 ensemble and a group of Syracuse University students and staff at Plymouth Congregational Church in downtown Syracuse.
Monk will be the composer-in-residence this fall at Carnegie Hall.