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New York Polyphony

Faith and Reason
New York Polyphony
Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 2:00pm

Question and Answer Session
Vanderhoef Studio Theatre
Moderator:
Rick Grosberg, Professor of Evolutionary Ecology and Director of the Coastal & Marine Sciences Institute, Department of Evolution & Ecology, College of Biological Sciences, UC Davis

Fast-rising stars on the classical music scene, the male vocal quartet New York Polyphony garnered praise for a “rich, natural sound that’s larger and more complex than the sum of its parts” (National Public Radio). They make their Mondavi Center debut with Faith and Reason, a program of ancient and modern a capella works. The centerpiece is the Missa Charles Darwin, a daring new work composed by Gregory Brown in cooperation with New York Polyphony. The work is a modern mass setting that replaces the standard sacred texts with excerpts from Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species and Descent of Man. The vocal ensemble’s refined musicianship and interpretive detail will be on full display as they add a reflective and modern touch to a program that ranges from austere medieval melodies to cutting-edge contemporary works.


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Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 2:00pm
Vanderhoef Studio Theatre