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Just a small part of Monk’s legacy as a music maker and artist in NYC.
Over the last 42 years, Meredith Monk has appeared at BAM ten times–evolving a singular artistic vision that transcends categorization. Tonight, she returns for... the eleventh to premiere Cellular Songs.
Peruse Monk’s storied BAM legacy over on the Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive before catching her at the Harvey Theater through Sunday: https://goo.gl/uyr92k
Interesting read about inclusivity from Chorus America.
Melodia Women’s Choir, New York’s premier ensemble for women’s choral music led by artistic director Cynthia Powell, closes out its 15th anniversary season with an all-American program THE HARMONY OF MORNING, titled from the rarely-heard Elliott Carter composition by the same name for women’s chorus and chamber orchestra.
Set to poetry by Mark van Doren, The Harmony of Morning explores the language of nature and music as the purest forms of communication. It is an ode to the ...beauty and joy of the natural world and a perfect way to herald the spring.
Melodia is also pleased to perform the U.S. premiere of A Brighter Garden, by Paul Halley, a work that evokes a shimmering paradise with soaring and intertwining melodies. Melodia marks its anniversary by revisiting a work the choir premiered in 2011, Mornings With You, by Christina Whitten Thomas. Jubilee and Where Do the Roads Go? written by another Melodia commissioned composer, Sally Lamb McCune, rounds out the program along with the American folk settings of Shaker Songs, by Kevin Siegfried.
A piano interlude of American works Hermit Thrush at Eve, Op.92 No.1 by Amy Beach and The Tides of Manaunaunby, by Henry Cowell will be performed by Melodia's longtime collaborative pianist Taisiya Pushkar.
Melodia Women’s Choir led by Cynthia Powell, Taisiya Pushkar (piano), and an all-female chamber orchestra.
Elliott Carter,The Harmony of Morning
Paul Halley, A Brighter Garden (U.S. Premiere)
Christina Whitten Thomas, Mornings With You
Sally Lamb McCune, Jubliee and Where Do the Roads Go?
Kevin Siegfried, Shaker Songs
Amy Beach, Hermit Thrush at Eve, Op.92 No.1
Henry Cowell, The Tides of Manaunaunby
Founded by Executive Director Jenny Clarke and Artistic Director Cynthia Powell in 2003, Melodia has established a reputation as the premier women’s choir of NYC thanks to its adventurous, fresh and wide-ranging repertoire of rarely heard, stylistically diverse works. Called “riveting” by The New York Times and hailed by composers such as Meredith Monk, Hilary Tann and Ronald Perera, Melodia collaborates with and supports women composers, musicians and performers across a broad musical spectrum through commissions and performances.
APRIL 28, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
296 Ninth Avenue (@ 28th Street)
Chelsea, New York, NY
APRIL 29, 2017 @ 3 PM
West End Collegiate Church
245 West 77th St (@ West End Ave)
Upper West Side, New York, NY
$20 adv ($25 door)
$15 adv (students & seniors)
Tel: (800) 838-3006
More at melodiawomenschoir.org
Our friends at Merkin Concert Hall, NYC, are offering discount tickets to the Melodia family for Stephanie Blythe’s concert on January 18 at 8PM. The concert focuses on her deep love for contemporary American Song. Use code OPERA50 for $20 tickets. http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/…/sparks-wiry-cries-memo…/
Calling sopranos and altos! Melodia is auditioning for our spring concerts - fabulous all-American music written for women's voices including a work by Elliott Carter, works by women composers, and more. Singers need sight reading and choral experience. Friendly, high level group. Find out more here http://onepagerapp.com/ew38 and pass this around
Meet our next Commissioned Composer! We're thrilled to bring new choral works for women to life, and Anglo-Armenian composer Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian is starting the journey!
Composing for Melodia in 2018