UNCSA welcomes guest ensemble Decoda, a unique group of exemplary performers and passionate advocates for music in communities around the world, for a concert and residency.
The ensemble will perform a concert that spans time and place — from the extraordinary medieval abbess Hildegard von Bingen to Valerie Coleman to Chick Corea. Some of the selections appear in unusual guises, having been transformed from the original, often by members of Decoda itself. These include the beautiful antiphon to St. Rupert by Hildegard, and Corea’s magical Children’s Songs, where the composer suggests: “Play them and play with them, re-harmonize, improvise, orchestrate” — in perfect alignment with Decoda’s mission.
Carnegie Hall’s first-ever affiliate ensemble, Decoda has been called “refreshing in the extreme” by The New York Times and “some of the brightest young classical musicians in the world” by TimeOut New York.