antigoneJames Kallenbach’s 2017 work Antigone: The Writings of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Movement is a sort of cantata for female voices and cello quartet on the theme of what we must/can do when the diktats of authority clash with what we know to be undeniably just.  The piece lasts just over half an hour and intersperses the words of Sophocles’ Antigone with those of Sophie Scholl.  It’s tremendously effective and moving.  The texts fit seamlessly and the soundscape of female voices (the Lorelei Ensemble collectively and singing various solo parts) and four cellos seems really apt as well as being rather beautiful in a meditative sort of way.  Beth Willer conducts

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