INVOCATION TO APHRODITE
Invocation to Aphrodite by John Plant. The Talisker Players, May 13, 2015. Elizabeth Loewen Andrews and Bijan Sepanji – violins. Mary McGeer – viola. Laura Jones – cello. Peter Longworth – piano.
THE NERUDA SONGS
Andrea Ludwig performs Peter Lieberson’s “The Neruda Songs” with Symphony Nova Scotia conducted by Bernhard Gueller at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium at Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Featured in this clip is Part 4 – Ya Eres Mia. Reposa Con Tu Sueno En Mi Sueno.
Black Sun is a 70 minute suite for solo bass clarinet, mezzo soprano and string orchestra. It is Jeff Reilly’s latest project, exploring the process of personal transformation through a series of new works commissioned from a range of composers for this event. This concert was presented on July 15th, 2011 in a scaled down version using string quartet and pipe organ. It was a feature concert in the Halifax Jazz Festival. The title track and centerpiece of the evening is Peter Togni’s latest work “Black Sun”, using the evocative Russian text of poet Osip Mandelshtam, the work was premiered with the extraordinary voice of the Toronto based mezzo soprano Andrea Ludwig.
RESPONSIO – AGNUS DEI
RESPONSIO is Peter-Anthony Togni’s extensive musical commentary on Guillaume de Machaut’s medieval masterpiece the Messe de Nostre Dame. Juxtaposing the contemporary sound of a bass clarinet against the timeless sonorities of a world class vocal quartet, Responsio brings Machaut’s beautiful 14th century creation into the heart of the 21st century.