On February 27, 2013 The Collegiate Chorale turns its attention towards Latin America with the New York premieres of Philip Glass's Symphony No. 7 "Toltec" and Osvaldo Goijov's Oceana. Composed in 2004, Symphony No. 7 -- A Toltec Symphony is Philip Glass's personal homage to the ancient traditions and beliefs of the peoples of Mesoamerica, circa 700 BCE to 1100 BCE. Commissioned by the Oregon Bach Festival in 1996, Golijov wrote Oceana in the spirit of a Bach cantata, but in a Latin American musical style featuring a jazz/pop vocalist, percussion, and guitars. Featuring Venezuelan Jazz vocalist Biella Da Costa and the Manhattan Girls Chorus in Oceana, Music Director James Bagwell conducts The Collegiate Chorale and the American Symphony Orchestra in this exciting double feature.
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