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Best of Biddle virtual series presents Ciompi Quartet: "Spiritual Voices"
Friday, June 18, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Online at https://sites.duke.edu/bestofbiddle/. Watch the video trailer: https://youtu.be/oyoYEvFDgXE. The complete program is online at https://music.duke.edu/sites/music.duke.edu/files/Spiritual_Voices_program.pdf. In celebration of Juneteenth 2021, the Ciompi Quartet and Electric Earth Concerts will present a major work of Olly Wilson (1937-2018): "A City Called Heaven" for large ensemble. Also on the program is "Grist for the Mill," a work by Duke composer Anthony Kelley, who earned his Ph.D. studying with Wilson; Mark Kuss's arrangement of "7 Spirituals and Work Songs of the United States"; and Ben Johnston's "Amazing Grace" quartet, which takes the archetypal hymn as the basis for a wild and deeply moving journey. Professor Kelley will introduce the program. In addition to the Ciompi Quartet (Eric Pritchard, violin; Hsiao-mei Ku, violin; Jonathan Bagg, viola; Caroline Stinson, cello) performers include Benjamin Fingland, clarinet; Laura Gilbert, flute; Michael Williams, percussion; Chris Lennard, percussion; Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano; and Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, conducting "A City Called Heaven."