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Chamber Singers Visit Rothko Chapel in Sunday Performance

November 10, 2010

20548November 10, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — DePauw faculty violist Nicole Brockman (pictured) will join conductor Jan Harrington and the DePauw University Chamber Singers for their concert on Sunday, November 14, to perform Morton Feldman’s iconic piece for solo viola, percussion, and wordless chorus, Rothko Chapel (1971).  The music begins at 3 p.m. in Thompson Recital Hall, located within DePauw's Green Center for the Performing Arts, and is presented free of admission charge and open to all.

Spare, still and meditative, the music evokes the spiritual quiet and calm and timelessness descriptive of its namesake -- the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas -- a non-denominational religious structure built around 14 Rothko paintings specially created for the space.

Also on Sunday's concert are pieces that explore the world of 85854dreams: a concerted madrigal by Claudio Monteverdi; a setting of William Butler Yeats’s poem, The Cloths of Heaven by Bloomington-based composer Cary Boyce; and Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine by American composer Eric Whitacre.

Founded in 1884, the DePauw University School of Music is one of the oldest in the nation and has an established tradition of educating leaders in virtually every facet of music, including performers, educators, composers and administrators. Learn more here.

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