Aleksandra Vrebalov’s music ranges from concert music and opera to music for modern dance and film, and has been performed by Kronos Quartet, Serbian National Theater, English National Ballet, Belgrade Philharmonic, and many others. Vrebalov’s string quartet …hold me, neighbor, in this storm… was commissioned by Carnegie Hall and premiered by Kronos Quartet. As a Serbian expat Vrebalov is the recipient of the Golden Emblem from the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for lifelong dedication and contribution to her native country’s culture.
Inspired by Icon of the Mother of God and Infant Christ (Virgin Eleousa) on view in the Byzantine galleries, composer Aleksandra Vrebalov premieres Antennae, a site-specific concert in the galleries and Ames Family Atrium. This evening-length work for large choir, organs, trumpets and percussion features three Serbian monks singing Byzantine chant, surrounded by the Cleveland Chamber Choir and other musicians from the community. Commissioned by the CMA in partnership with the Cleveland Foundation.
Free; no ticket required.