This is a broadcast of a previously recorded event.
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KMFA's Chris Johnson will host this special program, which will include a recording of the September 16, 2016 performance of Mozart Requiem Undead by Panoramic Voices (formerly Texas Choral Consort) along with Austin-based vocal ensemble Convergence. The broadcast will also include the world premiere of Tired Tropes for Battered Souls by Caleb Burhans, which was commissioned by Texas Performing Arts and KMFA 89.5.
In 2014, Texas Performing Arts and partners Golden Hornet Project and Fusebox Festival presented Mozart Requiem Undead to open the Fusebox Festival at the French Legation Museum. Ten composers were commissioned to rework various movements of Mozart’s Requiem Mass. The only stipulation was that the composers had to keep the vocal parts as originally written by Mozart.
If you'd like to read the Libretto of Mozart Requeim Undead, here is the full text.
To learn more about how Texas Choral Consort became Panoramic Voices, listen to the Staccato segment on the new name.
To learn more about the 2016 performance, you can listen to Classical Austin with Dianne Donovan as she interviews Kathy Panoff, Director of Texas Performing Arts, and Brent Baldwin, Artistic Director of Panoramic Voices.
If you'd like to learn more about Artistic Director Brent Baldwin you can read KMFA's interview with him, "Brent Baldwin Celebrates Indie and Classical in Austin". For more about Artistic Director Graham Reynolds, you can read "Graham Reynolds Explores the Edges of Classical." And we've just published a new interview with Artistic Director Peter Stopschinksi!
This broadcast is part of KMFA's Listen Local series. This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, the Still Water Foundation, Estes Audiology Hearing Centers, and Tito's Handmade Vodka.View show archive