Review of National Sawdust Season 5 Opening Concert

Photo by  Jill Steinberg

“The vibrant mezzo soprano Naomi Louisa O’Connell was the soloist in Emma O’Halloran’s Constellations, which concluded the evening. O’Halloran, a winner of National Sawdust’s inaugural Hildegard Competition, was inspired by a National Geographic article exploring how hand prints in ancient cave art were made by women.

The joyous piece was woven through with pre-recorded snippets of sounds that reverberated like twinkling aural darts, with O’Connell’s alluring voice unfolding in melodic lines over a kaleidoscopic tapestry of sounds that indeed evoked a twinkling cosmos.”

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