Food of Love, a Concert of Shakespeare Set to Music, Will Offer Premiere, Plus Sondheim, MacDermot, Schubert April 11

News   Food of Love, a Concert of Shakespeare Set to Music, Will Offer Premiere, Plus Sondheim, MacDermot, Schubert April 11
 
The Food of Love, a Manhattan concert of settings of Shakespeare's works April 11 will include the world premiere of Joshua Rosenblum's "Sonnets to Sundry Notes of Music."

Rosenblum is the composer of Off-Broadway's Fermat's Last Tango and has been developing a musical version of Einstein's Dreams for several years.

The 7 PM concert at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space will feature performers Joanne Lessner, Misa Iwama, James Archie Worley, Roosevelt Credit, Lora Tchekoratova, Ofra Yitzhaki and Joshua Rosenblum.

The composer's new piece is described as "a post-modern madrigal which reveals the influences of Gesualdo, Monteverdi, Britten, Stravinsky, Ravel, Bernstein and Manhattan Transfer," or a "song cycle to Shakespeare texts for vocal quartet and piano-four hands."

The concert, presented by New Voices Collective & Tim Peierls, will also feature Shakespeare settings by Schubert, Quilter, Warlock, Galt MacDermot, Sondheim and Argento.

Symphony Space is at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in Manhattan. Tickets are $21. For information, call (212) 864-5400 or visit www.symphonyspace.org.

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