The city has long attracted (and also repulsed) people from all walks of life with its unique and ever-changing mix of social, artistic, economic opportunities. The city is a living, breathing organism that floats on the tides of human change, carrying its own history in the traces left by each individual who ever lived and worked within its urban fabric.
Urban Renaissance is an homage to this urban history, connecting the music of the early European urban dynasties to that of the quintessential 21st century American urban environment. And in the midst of that stands the escape from the urban to idyllic (and utopian?) world of the countryside.
Format Urban Renaissance
• Set in a nightclub atmosphere three mini-concerts of 25-30 minutes each
• Each concert is separated by 30-minute intermissions, during which a DJ will perform.
• The audience will be able to lounge around, stand, go to the bar, walk about, leave and come back as they please.
• No strict formal concert etiquette.
Mitchell McCarthy, Midnight Rounds
Arvo Pärt, Silouans Song (1991)
Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto in g minor RV 155
Henryk Górecki, Concerto voor harpsichord and strings
Igor Stravinsky, Concerto in D major
Philip Glass, movement II from Tirol Concerto
Johann Sebastian Bach, Brandenburg Concerto n°3