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.
Kirkland Art Center, 9 1/2 East Park Row Clinton, NY 13323