North/South Chamber Orchestra to Open New Season with Robert Martin’s Emerson Songs

By Francisco Salazar

The North/South Chamber Orchestra is set to kick off its 42nd season on Jan. 11

The virtual event will be live streamed from St. John’s in The Village and will be conducted by Max Lifchitz.

The evening will highlight vocal and instrumental music by Robert Martin and will feature soprano Sandra Moon, harpist Susan Jolles, flutist Lisa Hansen, violinist Arthur Moeller, violists Colin Brooke and Yumi Oshima, guitarists Jordan Dodson and Dan Lippel, as well as cellist Michael Haas.

In a press release, the North/South Chamber Orchestra noted that “Martin’s music is both energizing and thought-provoking. While rooted in traditional formal schemes, it sounds distinctively personal and modern. A retrospective, the concert will feature works written over a period of 50 years, from the 1970’s until the second decade of the 21st century.”

The North/South Chamber Orchestra recently recorded an album featuring several compositions by Martin inspired by paintings of the Abstract Expressionist master Arshile Gorky.

The opening night concert can be seen here.