Chamber Music for a Modern Audience
Song Nouveauat its most literal means “New Song”, celebrating that this concert is comprised almost solely of new music. Most of the concert features brand new works byMark Olivieri and Sarah Mattox.
For the TangleTown Trio, Song Nouveau carries another meaning. The Art Nouveau movement that flourished at the turn of the 20th century began in part as a reaction to the academic art of the 19th century. Spanning architecture, sculpture, furniture and almost all visual arts, Art Nouveau usually incorporated elements of nature, and emphasized bringing art into everyday life. Song Nouveau strives to combine these same elements, programming songs of nature and life which are immediately accessible to the audience.
The program repertoire includes:
In the Garden-song cycle for voice/piano by Sarah Mattox
24-Hour Music-suite for violin/piano by Mark Olivieri
Sea Change-cycle for full trio by Sarah Mattox
Rumpelstiltskin and the Falcon King-a retelling of the classic tale in a song cycle for voice/violin/piano
Folk Song Program
--In development. Coming soon!
Our folk-inspired program will feature new settings of traditional folksongs, and music inspired by folk music and folk tales.
Proposed repertoire to include:
Scenes of Childhood--for solo voice/violin by Sarah Mattox
Suite Kentucky--new arrangements of Kentucky folksongs by Jo Nardolillo
New Folksong Settings for our full trio by Bern Herbolsheimer
Birds of a Feather--humorous folk-inspired songs about birds by Sarah Mattox
Transformation Tales--re-tellings of folktales from around the world by Sarah Mattox. Set to include The Selkie