New York's Young People's Chorus to Premiere Works by Mark Adamo and John Corigliano, April 29

Classic Arts News   New York's Young People's Chorus to Premiere Works by Mark Adamo and John Corigliano, April 29
 
The Young People's Chorus of New York City will give the world premieres of new works by Mark Adamo, Derek Bermek, John Corigliano, Thea Musgrave, Bobby Previte, and David Sawer at its annual "Transient Glory" concert this month

The concert takes place at the New York Society for Ethical Culture on April 29 at 8 p.m.

The five-year-old "Transient Glory" event is so called because it allows composers to make use of the singular, but fleeting, sound of children's voices. Of this year's composers, only Musgrave has previously written for children's chorus.

Among the works on the program are Adamo's Garland, set to four poems by Emily Dickinson; Musgrave's Going North, set to poems by Keats; Corigliano's Sweet Morning, set to a text by Yip Harburg; Previte's My First and Greatest Love Affair, set to an essay by E. B. White; Sawer's Mutability, set to text by Shelley; and Bermel's A Child's War, with lyrics by Albert Bermel.

The event will also include a performance by the Stephen Petronio Dance Company of excerpts from Bloom, a new work set to music by singer and composer Rufus Wainwright.

For tickets, visit the box office at the 92nd Street Y (the home of the Young People's Chorus).


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