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Spring Concert 2017

Ai'yu: Songs of Transcendence

Join Resound Ensemble for Ai'yu, Songs of Transcendence, our Spring concert.  All performances occur at the Noe Valley Ministry, San Francisco.

The theme of Resound Ensemble's Spring concert is best captured in one word,  Ai'yu, which evokes the spirit of transcendence. Used mainly in Egyptian cultures, this word serves as an exclamation meaning "astonishing!" and "marvelous!" during times of great joy. Our program includes such works worthy of this exclamation, such as Arvo Pärt's Magnificat, Gabriel Fauré's Cantique de Jean Racine, and works by contemporary composers such as Dominick DiOrio's I Am, and Ola Gjeilo's Northern Lights. Our composer-in-residence this year is Bay Area-composer, Anne Hege. We will perform the West Coast-premiere of her piece, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.

To further our collaboration with artists, the choir welcomes pianist Jonathan Gregoire who will join us from Dallas as our featured guest musician, and artist Peggy Gyulai will be painting live during all three concerts. As a preview to our collaboration with Other Minds Festival, we will perform selections of Lou Harrison's La Koro Sutro, which will be performed in its entirety on May 20th at Mission Dolores Basilica under the direction of Nicole Paiement.

  • Friday, May 12 at 8pm
  • Saturday, May 13 at 8pm
  • Monday, May 15 at 8pm

Purchase tickets from our Eventbrite page.

  • $20   General Admission
  • $10    General Admission for Children
  • $30    Reserved Premiere Seating (all ages)