Labyrinth of Love


Love Concert

Featuring Michael Daugherty World Premiere and Robin Pluer
Friday, June 15, 2012 at 7:30pm (doors at 6:30pm)
Pre-Concert Talk with WPR's Lori Skelton and Michael Daugherty at 6:45pm
Turner Hall Ballroom
(1032 N. 4th St., Milwaukee)

Buy Online from Turner Hall Ballroom or call (414) 286-3663.

Concert Program

This performance is not recommended for young children.

Embrace the universal language of love with Milwaukee’s own cutting-edge new music ensemble -- Present Music. All aspects of love will be explored through music from bliss to heartache and everything in between.

The Love concert will feature a variety of contemporary composers whose music discovers love’s limitless possibilities. Present Music has commissioned Grammy-Award Winner Michael Daugherty, one of the most performed and recorded American composers today, to create a new work forvoice and ensemble, entitled The Labyrinth of Love. This world premiere will take the audience on an unpredictable journey through the poetry and writings of women from ancient Greece’s Sappho, Victorian England's Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Hollywood's Elizabeth Taylor.  Alongside a rich, musical soundscape created by Daugherty, soprano Jennifer Goltz, who possesses a "brilliant voice full of subtle allure and sprightly energy", will join Present Music for this exciting event.

LISTEN to The Labyrinth of Love music samples
In This Strange Labyrinth
Sonnets From the Portuguese XIII
If I May Have it When It's Dead
Invisible God
Liz's Lament
Oh Come To Me in Dreams
Short Talk on the Sensation of Aeroplane Takeoff

Present Music will also perform Michael Gordon's ac/dc and Bright Sheng's Kazakhstan Love Song.

Milwaukee’s own chanteuse extraordinaire, Robin Pluer, will join Present Music to perform Domino, You Will Be Loved Again, Strange Libertango, La Vie en Rose, and Padam, Padam.

Thank you to our sponsors and community partners!

Funded in Part by Members of the Present Music Commission Fund and through New Music USA’s MetLife Creation Connections program as well as the Aaron Copland Fund.