Tuesday, July 9 at 7:30 PM
The Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St
Free and open to the public
SPONSORED BY CLAVIER-WERKE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, this year’s Pride Concert will feature vocal works by LGBTQ composers. Conductor Brent Baldwin will lead Panoramic Voices in works by John Cage, Aaron Copland, Stephen Merritt, and Pauline Oliveros. Liz Cass, mezzo-soprano will be joined by pianist Jim James in art songs by Judith Weir and Ned Rorem as well as a selection of songs by local composers Russell Reed and Graham Yates. Katrina Saporsantos, dramatic soprano will perform the Texas premiere of Robin Estrada’s “Duayya.” As always, this concert is free and open to the public!
Selected Songs by Graham Yates and Russell Reed | Graham Yates (b. 1981)
Duayya | Robin Estrada (b. 1970)
From Unknown Silences | Pauline Oliveros (1932–2016)
FOUR² | John Cage (1912–1992)
Selected Songs by Ned Rorem and Judith Weir | Ned Rorem (b. 1923), Judith Weir (b. 1954)
Absolutely Cuckoo: A Magnetic Fields Medley | Stephin Merritt (b. 1965), arr. Brent Baldwin
At The River | Aaron Copland (1900–1990)
Katrina Saporsantos, soprano
Liz Cass, mezzo-soprano
Jim James, piano
Brent Baldwin, conductor
Panoramic Voices is an adventurous choral collective that thrives on a “music without borders” approach to music making. With collaborations spanning all genres from classical, country, rock, hip hop, and beyond, PV has worked with a dizzying array of artists such as Mobley, Roky Erickson, Carson McHone, Calliope Musicals, Zeale, and Grammy Award-winners Roomful of Teeth. The commissioning of new works has also been central to PV’s vision throughout Artistic Director Brent Baldwin’s ambitious 10-year tenure, resulting in the premiere of compositions by Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw, DJ Spooky, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, Austin luminary Graham Reynolds, and many more.
The ensemble has been widely recognized for its artistic endeavors, including “Best Choral Performance” from the Austin Critics’ Table, a cover story on Chorus America’s “The Voice” magazine, and regular listing among the Austin Chronicles “Top 10 Treasures.” In 2014, the Austin Chronicle dubbed Brent Baldwin “Best Choral Wrangler” in its “Best of Austin” awards. The Austin American Statesman has hailed the group’s work as “always adventurous.”
In service to the greater Austin arts community, Panoramic Voices regularly partners with charitable organizations like the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) and SIMS to provide support to the well-being of Austin artists.
Brent Baldwin is an award-winning conductor, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, arranger, and composer. He holds a master’s degree in conducting from the University of Texas at Austin. As a director and band leader, Baldwin has toured the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia extensively. In Austin, he is a member of Convergence and the artistic director of Panoramic Voices.
A fierce advocate of contemporary music, Mr. Baldwin has directed and performed over fifty world premieres. His eclectic nature has resulted in projects and performances with Big Star Third, Trail of Dead, Peter Buck & Mike Mills (R.E.M.), M. Ward, Glenn Kotche (Wilco), Laurel Aitken, Charlie Sexton, Golden Hornet, Austin Chamber Music Center, Alejandro Escovedo, Bel Canto Chorus of Milwaukee, Jody Stephens (Big Star), Austin Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Quesada, Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns n’ Roses), and Pulitzer Prize-winning composers Shulamit Ran and Caroline Shaw.
In recent years, Baldwin has performed in front of 50,000 at the Taichung Jazz Festival in Taiwan, served as Music Curator for UT’s Blanton Museum of Art, conducted the Victoria Bach Festival, and appeared as a feature performer for Fusebox Festival. Baldwin-affiliated projects and ensembles continue to garner awards and nominations from the Austin Critics’ Table Awards.