"In a voice floating up" Opera MODO presents Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble


Performing for the first time in Detroit, treble-voice quartet Quince is delighted to present some of their favorite pieces for singing, whispering, howling, and whistling voices. 

The evening includes Kate Soper's Songs for Nobody and Kaija Saariaho's From the Grammar of Dreams, works drawn from their recent album release hushers. In addition, the ladies of Quince sing the music of Gilda Lyons, David Lang, Chris Cerrone, Giacinto Scelsi, Lori Reckling, and Dave Reminick. From expansive, earthy invocations to the quietest whispered utterances - this is a program not to be missed by any lover of beautiful singing and innovative vocal music.

About Quince: With the precision and flexibility of modern chamber musicians, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble specializes in experimental repertoire that is changing the paradigm of contemporary vocal music. Described as "a new force of vocal excellence and innovation" by The Brooklyn Rail, Quince continually pushes the boundaries of traditional vocal ensemble literature. Dedicated advocates of new music, Quince regularly commissions new works, providing a wider exposure for the music of living composers. They recently received a Chamber Music America award to commission a new song cycle by composer LJ White, and their second album "hushers" was released by New Focus Recordings in February 2017.

 $10 at the door