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Spolia - Long Island Performance

Ensemble Companio's 2024 concert season, "Spolia," explores the blurred edges between memory, prophecy, and creative agency through six centuries of choral music.

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Spolia - Long Island Performance

Sunday, May 5th, 2:00 PM EDT

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Add to Calendar 2024-05-05 14:00:00 America/New_York Spolia - Long Island Performance Spolia is an architectural term for materials removed from their original context and reused in a new one, such as a Roman column integrated into a Gothic cathedral. More broadly, spolia describes the creative re/appropriation of objects, ideas, and aesthetics to generate something which is simultaneously old and new. In this space, memory and prophecy are perhaps not so far removed from one another. Memory is a story about what has already happened. Prophecy is a story about what will happen. Spolia reveals our agency as the narrator of those stories, illuminating how old dots can be connected into new maps of possibility. Season Thirteen reflects on this fluidity of memory, prophecy, and creative agency through repertoire crafted with musical or poetic spolia. Highlights include the world premiere of Catherine Dalton’s In the Infinite, selections from Orlando di Lasso’s Prophetiae Sibyllarum, Tim Takach’s As the Sunflower Turns on Her God (a musical realization of the Fibonnaci sequence), Adolphus Hailstork’s Seven Songs of the Rubaiyat, and Imogen Holst’s transportative Mass in A Minor. This concert will feature the choirs of William Floyd High School under the direction of Donia Rivera. We are so thankful to be singing with these amazing students! <br> TBD

Spolia is an architectural term for materials removed from their original context and reused in a new one, such as a Roman column integrated into a Gothic cathedral. More broadly, spolia describes the creative re/appropriation of objects, ideas, and aesthetics to generate something which is simultaneously old and new. In this space, memory and prophecy are perhaps not so far removed from one another. Memory is a story about what has already happened. Prophecy is a story about what will happen. Spolia reveals our agency as the narrator of those stories, illuminating how old dots can be connected into new maps of possibility. Season Thirteen reflects on this fluidity of memory, prophecy, and creative agency through repertoire crafted with musical or poetic spolia. Highlights include the world premiere of Catherine Dalton’s In the Infinite, selections from Orlando di Lasso’s Prophetiae Sibyllarum, Tim Takach’s As the Sunflower Turns on Her God (a musical realization of the Fibonnaci sequence), Adolphus Hailstork’s Seven Songs of the Rubaiyat, and Imogen Holst’s transportative Mass in A Minor. This concert will feature the choirs of William Floyd High School under the direction of Donia Rivera. We are so thankful to be singing with these amazing students!

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