The cutting-edge vocal octet Roomful of Teeth will make its Portland debut on Friday, September 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Agnes Flanagan Chapel on the campus of Lewis & Clark College. The concert will include excerpts from the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning composition, Partita for Eight Voices, composed by group member Caroline Shaw. At 30, Shaw is the youngest ever recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music.
Roomful of Teeth is a vocal octet dedicated to re-imagining singing in the 21st century. Through study with vocal masters from non-classical traditions the world over, Roomful of Teeth continually expands their vocabulary of singing techniques and, through an on-going commissioning project, invites today's brightest composers to create a repertoire without borders. Winners of the 2010 American Prize, two-time TimeOut New York Critic's Picks, and featured ensemble in the 2011 Merkin Hall Ecstatic Music Festival, the group brings audiences to their feet with vibrant performances of all-new music.
This performance is presented by Resonance Ensemble and fEARnoMUSIC, with the sponsorship of Lewis & Clark College.
Students, Seniors, and Artists $11.00 ($12.38 w/service fee)
General Admission $22.00 ($23.76 w/service fee)
Preferred Seating $35.00 ($37.22 w/service fee)
Let's get there at 7:00 (curtain is at 7:30). PLEASE note the suggested time to meet -- 7:00. Look for me wearing a small red-and-white Meetup badge on my lapel. --Philip Mandel, Organizer