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Kirsten Volness — Two Operas & and Mark Vigil — Woodwind Quartet

March 8, 2021 @ 7:30 pm


1st – Kirsten Volness: Two operas

Kirsten will discuss two very different approaches to creating operas that tell underheard stories in her work with The American Opera Project (Letters That You Will Not Get: Women’s Voices from the Great War) and Tenderloin Opera Company, a homeless advocacy music and theater group.

Kirsten is a composer, pianist, teacher, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Reed College. Kirsten (pronounced KEER-sten) goes by she/her pronouns. For more information on Kirsten, please visit: https://kirstenvolness.com/

2nd – Mark Vigil: Woodwind Quintet

I would like to present to the Cascadia community my latest woodwind quintet. It’s about 12 minutes long and consists of standard wind quintet instrumentation. I would also like to present some of my Balinese and Javanese gamelan music. Many years ago, I was really excited about composing music which combined Western instruments with instruments found in gamelan orchestra. My Western instruments of choice were the flute and chorus. Music for Gamelan and wind quintet are interesting company.

For information on Mark Vigil, please visit: https://www.markvigil.com/

These presentations are part of a monthly series by our members. They are typically held the second Monday of every month. For more information on the series, please see https://cascadiacomposers.org/monthly-presentations/


March 8, 2021
7:30 pm
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