Kalamazoo College’s Department of Music is offering a free concert Thursday featuring a duo committed to environmental activism.
Bruce Cain and David Asbury have collaborated for more than two decades on concerts of art songs for voice and guitar. Since 2011, the duo has been commissioning and performing new works in English and Spanish by composers from across the United States and beyond. At K, they will present a program titled Cantos Por La Vida, consisting of mostly new pieces for voice and guitar that are environmentally themed and written especially for them.
The concert will feature selections from A River of Words Song Cycle, based on award winning poems by school age children in a contest sponsored by the Library of Congress; Amor Y Desventura by Mexican composer Julio César Oliva; Cantos Por La Vida by Cuban composer Eduardo Martin; and Sobre La Naturaleza by Ecuadorian composer Diego Luzuriaga. These works, which are new within the past decade, evoke the distinct groups and heritages they represent.
The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Dalton Theatre. For more information, contact the music department at 269.337.7070.