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Free tickets for Resonance Ensemble Concert - Mar. 2

February 25, 2013

Resonance Ensemble presents their concert, “Back in the U.S.S.R” on March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel. This concert, in conjunction with Yale Union (YU) as part of A Shostakovich Festival sponsored by Friends of Chamber Music, will include thrilling music by Shostakovich, Pärt, Ligeti, Prokofiev, and many other composers affected by the U.S.S.R.Under the oppressive Soviet regime’s strict musical censorship, composers found different ways to cope: by writing rousing nationalist propaganda, subtly subversive works in “musical code” to sneak past the censors, or oppositional music that endangered their lives or forced them into exile. 

Kathy FitzGibbon, Director of Choral Activities in the Lewis and Clark Department of Music is the Artistic Director of Resonance Ensemble. Audiences will hear a stunning palette of vocal colors, impeccable intonation, and sensitive musical expression that are hallmarks of this ensemble, but also learn about the historical or cultural “resonances” in the music through FitzGibbon’s brief remarks and creative programming. 

Resonance creates a concert experience like none other. Previous audiences talk about having an “edge of your seat” experience. Seasoned music lovers and novices alike are invited to share in the joys of exceptional vocal music performed in insightful, interdisciplinary ways in this uniquely thrilling concert.

Ticket prices are listed at and may be purchased online or at the door. Discounts are available for seniors and students. This event is FREE for LC students, faculty and staff with ID.
Bonnie Auguston
Concert Manager
Department of Music