- Feb 02 2023
- 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
- Open to the Public
Meet the Composer: NMPAS Artistic Director Franz Vote in Conversation with Composer Aaron Alter
NMPAS and Temple Beth Shalom present Artistic Director Franz Vote and Jewish-American composer Aaron Alter (aaronalter.com) in an event that sheds light on his newly commissioned Earth Cantata. The world premieres of Earth Cantata take place at the NMPAS New Mexico Bach Society concerts on Friday, March 3, 2023 at 7 pm in the Immaculate Heart Chapel, 50 Mount Carmel Road in Santa Fe and Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 5:30 pm at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church on Rte. 165 in Placitas, NM. Franz Vote leads the ensemble in both performances.
Franz and Aaron will discuss how the music of Johann Sebastian Bach inspired Aaron’s new cantata. They will explore Aaron’s life in music, his choice of cantata text, vocal writing and instrumentation. The work features SATB choir and soloists, chamber orchestra with flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, violin 1 & 2, viola, cello, string bass and piano. Musical examples give listeners a chance to become familiar with Aaron’s other works. The event concludes with a Q&A.
As a special perk, Meet the Composer guests may purchase tickets to the world premiere at a 10% discounted price. Please see NMPAS Executive Director Linda Marianiello at reception to order your tickets.