Advancing and invigorating the art of chamber music for tenor, baritone, and bass voices across genres and generations through world-class performance, education, and commissions; within New England and across the United States.
Renaissance Men returns to Maine for a three-day series of workshops and concerts at Colby College in Waterville. For their closing concert, they will perform "RenMentality," the groundbreaking third season closer which explores music and mental health.
Renaissance Men will explore sacred and secular compositions by those who suffered with mental and behavioral disorders, including works by Schumann, Beethoven, Ives, Monteverdi, and Mussorgsky. American composer Jay Mobley will premiere a major work for male voices based on written testimonials from those in moments of crisis. A concert in three acts, each will be introduced a song from Nirvana's MTV Unplugged in New York album, featuring the songs of Kurt Cobain, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year.
Renaissance Men has partnered with National Alliance on Mental Illness Massachusetts to find people who have been affected by mental health issues in some way, both people with lived experience, their family and friends. Their testimony will be the inspiration for Jay Mobley's composition.
RenMen Residency at Colby College
Specific Dates and Locations TBA