Episode 37 – Brandon Vamos / Contemporary Voices
On this episode of Cedille’s Classical Chicago podcast, Brandon Vamos of Pacifica Quartet shares insight to their new album that Vamos calls “a culmination of our career.” Contemporary Voices features the music of Pultizer Prize-winning composers Shulamit Ran, Jennifer Higdon, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.
Chicago a cappella, the innovative vocal ensemble praised for its “clarity, well-balanced tone, and deep emotional involvement” (Washington Post), presents Miracle of Miracles — Music for Hanukkah, a new recording aimed at unveiling the richer meaning of the Festival of Lights, with music that ranges from heartfelt prayers to jazzy and playful holiday favorites, showcasing the creativity and vitality of American Jewish musical traditions.
On episode of Classical Chicago, Cedille President Jim Ginsburg talks with Third Coast Percussion‘s David Skidmore about his experience recording Cedille’s latest release, Between Breaths. The works on the album explore aspects of meditation in sound, incorporate unconventional timbres and tones, invite listeners to lose themselves within a captivating sonic landscape.