Phoenix Chorale: Soundtrack
In their closing concert last season, the Phoenix Chorale presented a program titled “Soundtrack,” which artistic director Christopher Gabbitas describes as being designed to highlight various aspects of humanity: some positive, some joyful, some negative, and everything in between. In fact, Gabbitas says it is crafted to provoke different reactions from the audience, allowing them to achieve various states of emotion throughout the journey.
Works on this program range from traditional Shaker and Irish folk songs and African-American spirituals, to music created in the Soviet Union that embodies a “singing revolution,” a handful of jazz standards and jazz-inspired music, and works by living composers like Caroline Shaw, Trent Reznor, and Jennifer Lucy Cook. We’ll hear this concert from May of 2023 on this edition of Arizona Encore.
Exclusive Interview with Christopher Gabbitas and Jennifer Lucy Cook
Hear more about this program and the people behind it right here and on PBS Passport!
Featured in this episode:
I. Star of Columbia
II. Promised Land
III. lo dello: the dance