Kalliope in Blue – with special guest Carrie Cheron, Mezzo-Soprano
This blue-inspired program celebrates both Gershwin’s 125th birthday and Hispanic Heritage Month, while also creating the perfect complement to the Somerville Museum’s seasonal exhibit BLUE: the exploration of a color by Martha Friend. Kalliope Reed Quintet joins forces with Mezzo Soprano Carrie Cheron and composer Francine Trester for a fantastic program of contrasting 20th and 21st century works inspired by the color blue. We will present the world premiere of Francine Trester’s reed quintet version of her new song cycle Azure World, featuring five songs with Poetry by Alfred Tennyson, followed by a new arrangement of “Blue” by Joni Mitchell. As part of our on-going celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month we will present Lando Azulado by Peruvian composer Daniel Cueto, and Astro Errante by Mexican composer Abraham Gomez. And in celebration of it being the week of George Gershwin’s 125th birthday, Kalliope will complete the concert with two brand new arrangements: selections from his lesser-known opera Blue Monday, and one of his favorite masterpieces Rhapsody in Blue. Tickets for $10 are available here, and includes museum admission to the exhibit! Made possible with support from the Somerville Museum and the Somerville Arts Council.