Orion Ensemble: A Voice from Heaven

March 17, 2013 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Music Institute of Chicago
1490 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Adults - $26, Seniors - $23, Students - $10
(847) 433-7374

The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, celebrates Women’s History Month by welcoming guest soprano Patrice Michaels for A Voice from Heaven, the third concert series of its 20th Anniversary Season. Michaels will perform a selection of three arias from her CD Divas of Mozart’s Day: Bado Ma Dove by W.A. Mozart, Per Pieta by Vincenzo Righini and Sereno by Vincente Martin y Soler. Michaels teams up with Orion clarinetist Kathryne Pirtle for three short colorful Vocalises by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Orion pianist Diana Schmück for the Schubert favorite Der Hirt auf Dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock), and Orion violinist Florentina Ramniceanu and cellist Judy Stone for Music, the last of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Seven Romances on Verses by Alexander Blok, Op. 17, No. 7, written in 1967.