San Francisco-based chamber choir, Resound Ensemble, presents a program of music entitled At My Cottage Door - a performance which revolves around the importance of the place which each of us calls “home”. At My Cottage Door celebrates the belief that “who we are, where we come from, and how we express ourselves in the world are all rooted in an original place and identity”.
Resound is a San Francisco-based chamber chorus comprised of volunteers who come together to create harmony through a range of styles of music and poetry - and who believe that “there is no disconnect between art and popular music”. It’s unsurprising, then, that one of the works being presented in this performance, Luminous Night of the Soul by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo, provided the inspiration for the latest creation by San Francisco artist, Peggy Gyulai, a work which will be unveiled at Resound’s concerts this week.
Peggy’s unique style of artistic expression is inspired by music - of any category or classification. If the music inspires her, Peggy will reproduce her interpretation of it on canvas. Her work is particularly well known in Philadelphia, as the Philadelphia Orchestra commissioned a number of her paintings for the celebration of its centennial season in 1999-2000.
Also featured in Resound’s program this week is the world premiere of Tat Tvam Asi by San Francisco composer Ilyas Iliya, Darkling Thrush by English composer Jonathan Dove, and From Behind the Caravan by American composer Abbie Betinis. The Ensemble will be joined by string players from San Francisco chamber group, Classical Revolution.
Resound Ensemble presents At My Cottage Door at St Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive, San Francisco, on
Thursday, May 15th at 8pm
Saturday, May 17th at 8pm
Sunday, May 18th at 2pm
Tuesday, May 20th at 8pm