With Mallets Aforethought
April 28, 2010
St. Paul, Minn. —
Marimba 2010 is a festival that brings the best marimba players to the Twin Cities for four days of concerts.
The VocalEssence "Mallets & Melodies" concert is a unique highlight: 120 singers and 30 marimba players surrounding the audience in the the resonant acoustic at the Cathedral of St. Paul. Stephen Paulus composed a new piece, "Visions," for the occasion.
John Birge spoke with Stephen Paulus, along with VocalEssence artistic director Philip Brunelle, and Fernando Meza, the organizer of Marimba 2010, for a sneak preview of the festival.