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Mahakala, a Commission by Leila Adu

A multidisciplinary chamber opera, featuring two female soloists, responsive video art, and a 12-member ensemble.

  • Project Created By

    chatterbird

    chatterbird is a Nashville-based alternative classical music collective, dedicated to exploring uniquely orchestrated chamber music. Celebrating genre-bending works featuring alternative instrumentation, chatterbird strives to create meaningful concert experiences that connect with every listener.

  • Project Location
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Composers
  • Project Dates
    Start Date
    June 1, 2020
    End Date
    May 31, 2021

Mahakala, a Commission by Leila Adu

A multidisciplinary chamber opera, featuring two female soloists, responsive video art, and a 12-member ensemble.

Chatterbird, a Nashville-based chamber music ensemble focused on exploring alternative instrumentation and stylistic diversity, will collaborate with New Zealand-American composer Leila Adu to commission and perform a 20-minute chamber opera for two female soloists and a 12-member ensemble. The world premiere will take place in Nashville, Tennessee in November 2020. In addition to the ensemble and vocal soloists, the performance will feature guided improvisation from a local youth choir of eight to fifteen middle and high school students.

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