Date(s) of Performance



American Contemporary Music Ensemble

Directed by

ACME: Clarice Jensen, Artistic Director; Roomful of Teeth: Brad Wells, Artistic Director

Created by

Caroline Shaw, Gavin Bryars, Henry Purcell


ACME: Ben Russell, violin; Laura Lutzke, violin; Yuki Numata Resnick, violaClarice Jensen, cello ; Roomful of Teeth: Estelí Gomez, soprano; Sarah Brailey, soprano; Caroline Shaw, alto; Virginia Warnken, alto; Eric Dudley, tenor; Avery Griffin, baritone; Dashon Burton, bass-baritone; Cameron Beauchamp, bass


Ask Caroline Shaw – composer, violinist, vocalist, and now youngest-ever recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music – to program a concert for the two ensembles with which she performs, and what do you get? An incredible evening of music that celebrates the works of three breathtakingly original composers, including Shaw’s own Partita for 8 Voices, declared a “dazzling, emotionally generous take on a Baroque dance suite” by The New York Times; the world premiere of a new version of her multimedia tour de force, Ritornello, featuring elements of American hymnody and Baroque music; Gavin Bryars’ heartrending Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet; and the intense, introspective glory of Henry Purcell’s fantasias.


Theatre and Performance Studies



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American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) and Roomful of Teeth