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Audubon: A Multimedia Oratorio by James Kallembach feat. Chorus pro Musica
November 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$10 – $95
On November 9, Chorus pro Musica presents a new major work on an unconventional subject: the great naturalist John James Audubon.
Born in Haiti in 1785 to a French sea captain and his Créole mistress, John James Audubon became a celebrated American frontiersman and artist, famous for his portraits of the birds of America in their native habitats. Audubon’s amazing life and accomplishments are brought to life in a new full-length multimedia oratorio, commissioned by Chorus pro Musica from acclaimed composer James Kallembach, that features baritone soloist, full orchestra, and stunning video-graphic images by Boston’s Ball Square Films. The libretto uses Audubon’s own words to vividly depict the beauty, vastness and abundance of the North American frontier that he so loved—and to express his prescient call to preserve that great natural heritage.
Group discounts available for 6+ tickets. Please contact 617-267-7442 for more information.
Meet the Composer – with James Kallembach
Educational Programming – with Mass Audubon
Audubon; a multimedia oratorio by James Kallembach
UPDATE: As of June 20, 2018, the introductory programming for this performance has changed. We are no longer performing works by Libby Larsen and Eric Whitacre. Instead, we will do a short talk with the composer, James Kallembach, followed by educational programming by Mass Audubon. Please contact us for additional information.