9/23 & 9/24: Juventas Performs Canciones de Monteverde

September 11, 2023

Juventas will perform Oliver’s string quartet Canciones de Monteverde in its season opener Song in Flight. Inspired by the biodiversity of the cloud forest, Canciones de Monteverde is built on musical interpretations of seven bird calls: Collared Trogan, Lessons Mot Mot, Green-crowned Brilliant, Black Faced Solitaire, Golden-browed Chlorophonia, Red-billed Pidgeon and Grey-breasted Wren.

“In December 2019, I journeyed to Monteverde, Costa Rica, one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. After a long day traveling from Boston, I woke before sunrise to meet a local naturalist. Over the next five hours, binoculars in hand, we saw over 50 species of birds. Birdwatching revealed that a rainbow was hiding in plain sight. I was in awe of the naturalist’s talent to notice the slightest movement or flash of color. Of course, not all birds were looking to camouflage. For those looking to strut their stuff, nothing was more recognizable then their signature songs, weaving in and out of the cloud forest symphony.” -Oliver

The program will be presented in Juventas’s mainstage series, Saturday, September 23 at the Multicultural Art Center in Cambridge. It will be repeated Sunday afternoon, September 24, in a free concert, outdoors at Parker River Wildlife Refuge.

Saturday, September 23, 8:00pm
Multicultural Art Center
41 East Second St.
East Cambridge, MA

Sunday, September 24, 3:00pm
Parker River Wildlife Refuge
Hellcat Natural Area
Newburyport, MA

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