Date(s) - November 19, 2021
5:00 pm - PST
Voices of Silicon Valley (VOSV) presents a digital show: ‘Together at Last’. This program includes a rarely performed masterpiece by Luciano Berio, ‘Cries of London’, originally written for King’s Singers. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Cyril Deaconoff, VOSV will present a semi-staged version of this work and an optional 3D version for virtual reality (VR) headsets or 360 for smartphone, tablets and computers.
Stage director Sergey Khalikulov’s clever concept moves the action from a physical marketplace that Berio had in mind into today’s e-commerce, raising the issues of consumer insularity and data privacy by asking: who is buying and selling our information online?. The program features a premiere of ‘Origins of Creativity‘ by Kenyan composer Kariuki, an excerpt from Gladiator film score, ‘Quarantine Madrigals’ by Reena Esmail, a moving rendition of Ticheli’s ‘Earth song’, and ‘Hard Times Come Again No More‘ arranged by the Swingle Singers. VOSV digital show ‘Together At Last’ is a celebration of renewal of artistic and musical life during the Covid-19 pandemic. These are truly songs of our time.