Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Lovely Way to Start May

The first day of May is reason for celebration. "April showers bring May flowers," and all that. This Sunday, May 1, the ClaverackLanding Series at Club Helsinki offers a very special way to observe the day: a concert of music that was popular in the 12th and 13th centuries--when Notre Dame Cathedral was being built--and an opera based on traditional Tibetan melodies and chants performed by Tapestry, a women's vocal quartet "known for its bold programming combining medieval and traditional works with contemporary compositions." The opera, The White Rooster, was commissioned by the Smithsonian Institution and created specifically for Tapestry by Spencertown composer Sheila Silver.

The concert begins at 4 p.m. in Helsinki's upstairs ballroom. At 3:30, there's a pre-concert conversation with composer Sheila Silver. To purchase tickets online for what promises to be a radiant and memorable performance, visit Club Helsinki.   

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