Jacob Ashworth

violinist, conductor, artistic director

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Cantata Profana Mainstage 2: Strange City

Cantata Profana heads downtown to the fabulous Dixon Place theater for a wintry show about disturbing homecomings, urban underlife, and ominous cityscapes, featuring Claude Viviér’s Et je reverrai cette ville étrange (and I See this Strange City Again). Rare masterpieces by American composers mine beauty from construcion sites and rat-infested sewers; Renaissance motets depict the glorious sprawl of the city of god; Spectral music for percussion conjurs up the ruins of ancient civilizations; Aaron Copland’s classic Quiet City brings to mind the New York scenes of Edward Hopper. To bring it all together, we are collaborating with master movement-maker Emma Jaster who will join us on stage to unfold the story of this sensational show.


Earlier Event: December 17
Newburyport Chamber Music Festival Concert
Later Event: March 10
Chorus Pro Musica: יחד Together