Collective Euphonia: "It's Complicated...Songs and Scenes on Relationships"

Concert Guild: Collective Euphonia

It's Complicated...Songs and Scenes on Relationships

Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 8 p.m. Wilson Concert Hall

Tickets are required. Adults: $25 Seniors: $20 W&L Faculty and Staff: $15 W&L Student/Student No charge but ID required. Taxes and processing fees included in ticket pricing.

Collective Euphonia presents a program of songs, opera and musical theater scenes exploring the adventurous complications of a wide range of relationships. Samuel Barber's one-act opera, A Hand of Bridge is the centerpiece of a program featuring scenes from Sondheim's A Little Night Music, staged art songs and excerpts from Brahms' Liebeslieder waltzes.

Scott Williamson leads a vocal quartet. WLU music faculty and Collective members, Anna Billias, piano, Julia Goudimova, cello, and William McCorkle, piano/harpsichord are collaborative artists for this chamber program premiere.

Founded by Williamson in 2019, Collective Euphonia is a flexible, interdisciplinary, self-governing ensemble of creative professionals. The group combines art, dance, music, poetry and theater in site-specific residencies. Their acclaimed debut residency at the Taubman Museum of Art and Temple Emanuel in Roanoke, Virginia, explored the relations of culture, faith and sensuality in the Hebrew Song of Songs. Collective artists collaborate in a democratic creative process from the planning stages to the concert platforms, impacting audiences through multi-modal programming and unexpected intersectionalities.