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Autumn Avant-Worship: Chatter at the Cathedral

By August March [ Sat Nov 16 2013 12:00 PM ]

The Cathedral Church of St. John (318 Silver SW) is a wonderful place to hear wondrous things Downtown. Tomorrow, Chatter performs a selection of beautifully challenging chamber music at St. John’s. The concert begins at 3pm, and highlights include the learned musicality of violinist David Felberg, cellist James Holland, flutist Jessie Tatum, percussionist Jeff Cornelius and harpist Lynn Gorman-DeVelder. Performing in a variety of configurations and as soloists, the group presents Debussy’s elusively dreamlike “Sonata for Flute, Viola, Harp”; a technically demanding and harmonically expansive solo cello sonata by Kodály; American composer Ingram Marshall’s sublimely haunting, expressivist and post-minimalist composition for violin and electronics, “September Canons”; Arvo Pärt’s contemplative, tintinnabular composition, “Spiegel im Spiegel”; and experimental composer and Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique researcher Kajia Saariaho’s intricately detailed chamber piece, “Terrestre.” Whether you're inclined to learn more about what the avant-garde really sounds like or you're an old hand at soaking up these sorts of sonic treasures, this concert promises to be subtly sublime—another set of descriptors the folks over at Chatter seem comfortable invoking. Presale tickets range from $10 to $25, and can be purchased at fcmabq.org. Cathedral Church of St. John • Sun Nov 17 • 3pm • $10-$25 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar