The Basilica is one of the great, grandiose spaces in the Twin Cities, and MacPhail is proud to continue our multi-year collaboration presenting programs in this unique place of worship.
Reverberations explores the aspects of space, time, and music, alongside the spirituality evoked by the majestic columns, cavernous ceiling, and dignified statues. Artistic director Mischa Santora (a former member of the Basilica parish) composed a piece based on poems by Eliot, Rilke, and Merwin. It is intended as a tribute to both the beauty of the building as well as the Basilica’s mission of inclusion, equity, social justice, and environmental consciousness.
Ad Wammes: Miroir (for solo organ)
Messiaen: “Appel Interstellaire” from Des canyons aux étoiles
(for solo horn)
Arvo Pärt: Annum per annum (solo organ)
Mischa Santora: Songs for a Cavernous Space
(for tenor, horn, and organ) (world premiere)
Performers: Dennis Petersen, tenor; Christopher Stroh, organ; Mike Alexander, horn