Orango-Tango – Two Performances by Concert Imaginaire
Concert Imaginaire are Becca Baggenstoss, percussion; Ruthie Dornfeld, violin; Evan Robertson, bass; Lewis Thompson, piano; and David Hahn, guitar / music director.
They will be joined by soprano Sarah Joanne Davis, who gives the world premiere performance of Chippewa Songs, a cycle with Native American lyrics composed for and dedicated to the North Dakota Water Protectors. Mezzo Katie Weld will be singing Aria Anum J, a dramatic song about the enjoyment of marijuana. The title piece of the program will feature the Orango-Tango dancers â€“Â one man, one, woman, one orangutan. Filling out the program will be Slogan, also a world premiere performance, for narrator and ensemble. The piece examines the true meaning behind political slogans. The excellent visuals accompanying the performance tonight are assembled by Leo Mayberry.
The first concert will take place in Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center in Seattle on Friday, March 31 at 8 p.m. (PDT). The second concert will take place in the main branch of The Seattle Public Library on Saturday, April 1st, at 3 p.m. (PDT).