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|19 April 2021|
|Cutting Edge Concerts presents: Immigrant Dreams|
Ron Warren, Native American flute
Paul Barnes, piano and chanter
Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival
The New York premiere of Philip Glass's Annunciation leads the program. Paul Barnes performs his own arrangement of the work for solo piano, as well as the world premiere of Victoria Bond's Enite ton Kyrion and the New York premiere of a work by David von Kampen.
Native American flutist Ron Warren joins Barnes for the regional premiere of his work, Beads, and Barnes gives the world premiere of Distances Between 2, also by Warren.
Program details are at the Cutting Edge Concerts website. The performance will be available on demand after the premiere, and access is free.
|25 April 2021|
|Close Encounters With Music and MPAC Present: Felix, Fanny and Frederic: Chopin and the Mendelssohn|
|6 April 2021 until 6 April 2023|
|NYCHORAL presents Mother to Son, the fourth featured production in Our Voices 2020-2021 Season of mu|
NY Choral Society
David Hayes, Music Director
Francesca Harper, Choreographer
Zoie Reams, Mezzo-soprano
Hope Clarke and Ricardo Hartley, Dancers
Alshante Baker, Artist
Langston Hughes Poet
Undine Smith Moore’s Choral interpretation: Mother to Son
NYCHORAL presents Mother to Son, the fourth featured production in Our Voices 2020-2021 Season of multidisciplinary digital productions of acapella choral works
Premiering April 6, this production features a performance of Undine Smith Moore’s powerful choral interpretation of Langston Hughes’ poem Mother to Son in collaboration with choreographer Francesca Harper and featuring Mezzo-soprano Zoie Reams.
Incorporating elements of dance, story-telling, visual art, and music Mother to Son reflects on a poem that paints the portrait of black life in America and Moore’s 1955 composition by way of inspiration of black spirituals and folk music. This collaboration, which also features dancers Hope Clarke and Ricardo Hartley and artist Alshante Baker shines a light on history, storytelling and activism in the context of the Black narrative of yesterday and today.
|30 April 2021|
|UrbanArias presents “dwb (driving while black)”|
Karen Slack, soprano
Susan Kander, composer
Roberta Gumbel, libretto
UrbanArias, chamber ensemble
Susan Kander: dwb (driving while black)
This drama for soprano and two instrumentalists, with music by Susan Kander and libretto by Roberta Gumbel, documents the story of an African American parent whose son approaches driving age. In a new film adaptation of the mono-drama by filmmakers Du'Bois and Camry A'Keen, starring soprano Karen Slack, incorporates elements of dance, music video production, and intimate storytelling to bring the audience into the mind of those who live every day... while black. details and tickets
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