The Library at Night. With performances hailed as “sparkling…delivered superbly” (San Francisco Chronicle) and “ravishing” (San Diego Union Tribune), Colin McAllister seeks to engage his audience with cross-disciplinary ideas in the humanities, particularly at the intersection of music and history, classics and theology. Drawing inspiration from Alberto Manguel’s The Library at Night (a series of essays on the idea of the library), McAllister’s captivating recital takes the listener on a literary, musical and historical journey through time and place. McAllister’s compelling selection of music includes masters of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque polyphony, the first “Golden Age” of the guitar, sensual rhythms from Latin America, and a newly commissioned work, The End Times Are a’Changing, by award-winning composer, guitarist and vocalist, Derek Keller (Sacramento). Inspired by the apocalyptic theology and illustrations of twelfth century theologian, Joachim di Fiore, and Bob Dylan’s hauntingly prescient, “The Times They Are a Changin”, Keller has composed a theme and variations for McAllister. In this work, Keller invites the audience to co-create a musical accompaniment for McAllister music in real time with their mobile devices. Keller will also sings countertenor in Michael Finnissy’s Two Motets, a work inspired by Hildegard von Bingen, medieval musician and mystic. Performed by Colin McAllister, classical guitar Derek Keller, composer & countertenor Presented by Cosumnes River College Music Area Guest Artist Series Kurt Erickson, director
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