Cantori New York presents “The New Amorous World” — New works by Lembit Beecher and Benjamin C.S. Boyle — May 3 & 10, 2014Posted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement
Cantori concludes its 30th anniversary season with the premiere of a Utopian cantata on the exuberant prophecies of the French philosopher Charles Fourier, by Estonian-American composer Lembit Beecher; and the premiere of an achingly heartfelt cycle of Lamentations of the Biblical prophet Jeremiah, by American composer Benjamin C. S. Boyle. For chorus, harp, cello and percussion.
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Avenue (@ 85th Street), New York City
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street (@ Christopher Street), New York City
Cantori New York, praised by The New York Times for its “spirit of exploration” and “virtuosity and assurance,” celebrates its 30th season of programming featuring new and neglected works that deserve to be performed and heard.
A three-time winner of the ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, Cantori has built a strong reputation for artistic excellence and innovative programming, including an evening of theatrical choral music with Tony Award winner Maryann Plunkett. Cantori’s collaborators have included the Cassatt String Quartet, Prism Saxophone Quartet, and the Gregg Smith Singers; appearances have included the opening season of Zankel Hall with Michael Tilson Thomas, Great Performers at Lincoln Center, and World Financial Center Arts & Events.