Folger Shakespeare Library welcomes Roomful of Teeth, the Grammy-winning vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice, as they perform a musical celebration of Shakespeare.
The performance includes a Folger commission by Caroline Shaw, Roomful of Teeth member and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. Inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the new work will capture the sound of Prospero and Caliban’s island using human voices. Caroline Shaw is presently developing commissions for the Guggenheim Museum and The Cincinnati Symphony, in addition to collaborating with artist Kanye West on his Saint Pablo Tour.
The program will also include a new work by Eric Dudley, QuietUs, as well as a recent work by Anna Clyne, Pocket Book VIII.
Commission generously sponsored by Jarrett and Nora Arp.
Running time is approximately 90 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.
Pocket Book by Anna Clyne
QuietUs by Eric Dudley
The Isle by Caroline Shaw
— Intermission —
Allemande from Partita for 8 Voices by Caroline Shaw
Beneath by Caleb Burhans
Cesca’s View by Rinde Eckert
Suonare/To Sound by Eric Dudley
Otherwise by Brad Wells