Harmonia Orchestra & Chorus: Concord & Discord
$25 ($10 concession; students/ages 5-18 free)
Robert Kechley — Hard Times: Antiphonal Conversations (world premiere)
Johann Sebastian Bach — Magnificat in D major, BWV 243
Robert Kechley's "concerto" for two harpsichords and three chamber ensembles receives its world premiere alongside Sheila Bristow's pastoral ode for chorus and orchestra, plus Bach's magnificent Magnificat.
Attending online: This concert will be simulcast online. A livestream-only option is available for purchase, and everyone who purchases an in-person ticket will receive the livestream link in case their plans change prior to the concert. The streaming link will remain available for several days after the performance.
Attending in person – COVID-19 Protocols: Harmonia musicians are all fully vaccinated and those performing without masks undergo testing prior to each performance. We ask that in-person audience members be fully vaccinated and request that they wear masks while in our performance spaces. (These policies are subject to change throughout the season based on local health guidelines and mandates, as well as the policies of the venues at which we perform.)
About Danielle Reutter-Harrah, soprano
About José Luis Muñoz, countertenor
José Luis Muñoz has been described as "a fabulous countertenor" with "amazing, powerful expression." He is often heard premiering and creating new works and principal roles in such works as Mauricio Sotelo’s opera Dulcinea (Modesto), Bless Me, Ultima (Albuquerque), Juana (San Francisco), Monticello Wakes (Los Angeles), Yoshinaka (Seattle), Kakitsubata (Cologne, Germany), and Magda G for which he was featured in the Los Angeles Times. A versatile performer, Muñoz's other work includes: Melissa in Caccini's La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall'Isola d'Alcina, Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Requiem and Missa Brevis K. 275, Bach's B minor Mass, St Matthew's Passion, Magnificat, Orff's Carmina Burana, and Bernstein's Missa Brevis.http://joseluismunoz.com