William Brittelle is creating a body of work that has no precedent, and marks him as one of the most promising heirs of the vital American maverick tradition. - Classical TV
In a new set of engaging electro-acoustic art songs that employ rich classical orchestration and visceral pop appeal, Brooklyn-based composer William Brittelle explores secular spirituality in American culture. For Spiritual America, Brittelle collaborates with Baltimore-based indie rock duo Wye Oak, who create “moody, achy, beautifully blustery songs” (NPR). The program is anchored by world-premiere chamber arrangements by Brittelle and revered classical violinist/composer Michi Wiancko performing songs with Wye Oak from the duo’s recent album Shriek. The program opens with a composition by Wiancko written for the event.
Copresented with the SPCO’s Liquid Music Series.
About Liquid Music
Liquid Music is a concert series presented by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra that expands the world of classical music through innovative new projects, boundary defying artists, and unique presentation formats. Liquid Music performances invite adventurous audiences of all ages to discover the new and the fascinating among the colorful landscape of classical music today.