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ArtsLIVE Performance Series

Spring 2021: Virtual Vanguard

At a time when so few of us are traveling, Virtual Vanguard concerts may be just the thing. This spring, three chamber programs feature works from other centuries and countries. The featured ensembles are classically trained, but each embraces a very different aesthetic and style of music.

These one-hour programs will debut on YouTube Premiere, and will be followed by a live 30-minute Q&A Zoom session with the musicians. Thanks to the Vanguard Legacy Endowment, the University of Dayton is in a position to offer these programs at no charge to our audiences while still supporting the ensembles financially.

Links for these virtual premieres will be shared 30 days prior to the events.

Our Schedule: Three Sunday Afternoons

3 p.m., Feb 14: Les Delices “Bewitched”

The romance we celebrate on Valentine’s Day with this program is nothing if not fiery and intense. “Bewitched” is a sparkling performance produced by Les Delices--an early chamber music ensemble using period instruments; their programming has been praised by The New York Times as “… journeys of discovery.” In this performance, the ensemble is inspired by the classical tales of Circe and Medea, and led by the mesmerizing vocals of Hannah DePriest.

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3 p.m., March 7: Tesla Quartet “Viaggio in Italia”

For this “Italian journey,” the award-winning Tesla Quartet has selected works by Italian composers, as well as composers who found inspiration in Italy (Wolf and Mozart). The music will be complemented by beautiful Italian venues, where the quartet will perform in augmented reality. Viewed via a tablet, audience members will be able to view and move around these sites virtually. It’s the perfect way to be transported to another world.

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3 p.m. April 11: Bridget Kibbey “Bach to Brazil”

The recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and many other awards, harpist Bridget Kibbey is renowned for her exceptional technique and brio. Classically trained, she nonetheless experiments with a broad range of musical traditions—in this case, the seductive rhythms of South America. “Bach to Brazil” is a celebration of the confluence of cultures that make up today’s Nuevo Latino Culture.

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