“What a Choir! Beautiful, noble, ideally balanced sounding, diversity of timbres, flawless clear intoning. We can only dream about such a Choir.”—Le Monde de la Musique
The astounding State Symphony Capella of Russia, a fifty-member mixed choir, returns to the CMA Performing Arts Series—this time in the magical acoustics and spectacular setting of the museum’s grand atrium. Under the direction of Valery Polyansky, the State Symphony Capella of Russia was founded in 1991 with the merger of the USSR State Chamber Choir and the State Symphony Orchestra of the USSR Ministry of Culture. The chorus offers wide opportunities in choice of repertoire, from chamber choirs and ensembles to large-scale symphonies and oratorios. The Capella has won lavish praise throughout the world for concert appearances on tour and for their numerous recordings.
Join us for a pre-concert talk by David J. Rothenberg, associate professor of music at Case Western Reserve University, who will discuss Marian music and ties to the museum’s collection at 7:30 p.m. in Gartner Auditorium.