Musica Viva NY, a chamber choir, under the artistic direction of Dr. Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, has announced its 2018-19 season.
The season will include music from Joseph Turrin, Leonard Bernstein to Poulenc and Duruflé.
The season kicks off with a benefit concert on Sept. 23, at All Souls Church entitled “Songs of Love,” featuring songs by Brahms, Schumann, and P.D.Q. Bach, performed by Musica Viva NY soloists with Artistic Director Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez.
Performance Date: Sept. 23, 2018
The second concert will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with “End of the War to End All Wars.” The concert will include Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “The Lark Ascending,” Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin,” Gustav Holst’s “Ode to Death,” Radiohead’s “Harry Patch (In Memory Of),” arranged for voice and strings by Artistic Director Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez; and a new work by Joseph Turrin for choir and chamber orchestra.
Performance Dates: Nov. 11, 2018
In a new partnership with the Dvořák Heritage American Society, Musica Viva will present a program of works by Dvořák and other Czech and Bohemian composers.
Performance Dates: Jan. 27, 2019
The organization will celebrate Bernstein’s centennial with the composer’s “Make Our Garden Grow” and “Chichester Psalms.” The concert will also include Copland’s “Appalachian Spring (Chamber Suite),” and his Concerto for Clarinet, Strings, and Harp.
Performance Dates: Sunday, March 10, 2019
The 2018-19 season concludes with a program featuring Lera Auerbach’s Eterniday (Homage to W. A. Mozart), Poulenc’s Concerto for Organ, Strings, and Timpani in G Minor, Arvo Pärt’s Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten, and Duruflé’s Requiem, Op. 9.
Performance Dates: Sunday, May 19, 2019