Touring Programs

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2019/2020 Touring Programs

One Giant Leap

Available September 2019 through July 2020

History is filled with stories of daring innovators who had the audacity to dream of one day conquering the sky. The moon, stars, and the tapestry of the night sky are responsible for some of humanity’s oldest legends and mysteries. In One Giant Leap, Cantus celebrates the allure of upward exploration, the triumph of the human spirit, and striving for excellence through innovation and technology.

Christmas with Cantus: Three Tales of Christmas

Please consult for available dates

Storytelling is a wondrous and meaningful part of the holiday season. In ​Three Tales of Christmas​, Cantus reimagines beloved stories through familiar carols alongside new holiday classics. Featuring narrated passages from such classic holiday tales as ​The Little Matchstick Girl,​ ​Christmas or The Good Fairy​, and ​The Nutcracker​, ​Three Tales of Christmas​ reminds us of the meaning and joy of the season with fresh perspective and just the right amount of nostalgia.

Extended Availability into 2020: 2018/2019 Touring Program

Alone Together

Available September 2018 through July 2020

By almost any measure, our ability to communicate has never been more advanced. Nevertheless — thought linked by technology — people and communities still struggle to connect in meaningful ways. Cantus explores the challenges of connecting in our modern age through works by Beethoven and Leonard Bernstein paired with such contemporary composers as Jennifer Higdon, David Lang, and Gabriel Kahane, as well as arrangements of music by Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, and Dave Matthews. Alone Together will also feature a brand new, multi-movement work by Libby Larsen.

Previous Program: 2017/2018

Discovery of Sight

Available September 2017 through July 2018

Light is an integral part of life, from controlling our daily habits and cycles, to providing nourishment, warmth, and protection.  But what happens when light is taken away, or even restored?  We all have experienced our own personal “sunrises” or “twilight hours”.  There are even moments in our lives when we recognize the impact of vision in new ways.

Including seasoned masterpieces like Richard Strauss’ Traumlicht and Franz Schubert’s Die Nacht, Discovery of Sight also breaks new ground with Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque and a brand new commission from Gabriel Kahane.  But at its heart, Discovery of Sight revels in the mystery, science, and poetry of what it means to truly “see”.