Samuel Faustine

Singer, Actor, Musician

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Gaude Concert!

  • Music on the Hill 101 Gold Mine Dr. San Francisco CA (map)
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Presented by Music on the Hill, Gaude performs "Reincarnations," an exploration of musical rebirth and spiritual resilience. The concept has captured the imagination of composers and artists for centuries, and is brought to life in this diverse program including modern settings of ancient texts and melodies, given new life by composers years--or centuries--later. Repertoire includes Janequin's rollicking "La Guerre" and the sublime "Missa La Batalla," by Spanish composer Francisco Guerrero, using Janequin's musical themes a generation later in an entirely different context. Other highlights include Barber's "Reincarnations," setting old Irish texts in dynamic and dramatic tones; the ancient Russian Orthodox "Bogoroditse Devo" in settings Romantic and modern by Rachmaninoff and Arvo Pärt; Steven Stucky's imaginative "Drop Slow Tears," reimagining the English Renaissance hymn by Orlando Gibbons; excerpts of Poulenc's contemporary French madrigals, "Sept chansons"; the sublime music of Palestrina and Monteverdi; and settings of Gregorian chant both ancient and contemporary.

Earlier Event: September 15
Cappella SF Fall Concerts
Later Event: November 8
Songs for a New World