Love Wounds, a dazzling array of works by acclaimed composer Christopher Cerrone will be presented at Baylor University on Thursday, March 7, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Jesse H. Jones Theatre of Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.
The program is an immersive, collaborative experience with Chicago’s foremost new music opera company, Chicago Fringe Opera, and a powerhouse sextet, Latitude 49, joining forces with a vocal quartet of Baylor students to present a theatrical rendering of music for voice and chamber ensemble by Brooklyn-based composer Christopher Cerrone, winner of the 2015 Rome Prize and a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his opera Invisible Cities.
Love Wounds will present universal themes of love, loss, and sense of self in parallel worlds, ranging from ancient Greek mythology to our Millennial time. Featuring several world premieres of new works and arrangements by Dr. Cerrone, Love Wounds aims to bring audiences closer to themselves—to encourage them to learn (faster) about love, pain, people, and their own unique existence.
The program will open with Christopher Cerrone’s 2013 set of five songs to poetry by Tao Lin, I Will Learn to Love a Person.
Then will come his Sonata for Violin and Piano from 2015.
Next are The Naomi Songs from 2015. These are four vocal pieces to a text by Bill Knott.
After intermission, Dr. Cerrone’s Double Happiness will be performed. These five songs date from 2012.
Closing the program will be the composer’s one-act opera from 2011, All Wounds Bleed.
Love Wounds was made possible by a URC grant through the Office of Vice Provost for Research at Baylor University, under the research and direction of Baylor’s Lecturer in Piano (and member of Latitude Forty-Nine), Dr. Jani Parsons.
This diverse concert is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.