Brooklyn Art Song Society to Present 4 World Premieres in ‘New Voices Festival: Past/Present/Future’

On May 15, 2021, Brooklyn Art Song Society will present the second installment of their “New Voices Festival: Past/Present/ Future.” Each work in the program will adapt a text from the past for a more recent perspective, featuring works by Anna Akhmatova, Charles Baudelaire, Aleksander Blok, Osip Mandelstam George Eliot, Christina Rosetti, and Walt Whitman. The program will include recent {…}

Gabriella Reyes, Jennifer Higdon, Adolphus Hailstork Headline New York Choral Society’s 2020-21 Season

The New York Choral Society has announced “Our Voices,” a digital 2020-21 season between November and May. “The challenge of social distancing – so ‘unchoral’ – has prompted us to consider new ways of creating performances of choral music,” said NY Choral Society’s Music Director David Hayes in a press release. “The digital media space is an exciting opportunity for {…}

Music Academy Of The West To Present Jennifer Higdon’s ‘Cold Mountain’

(Credit: Opera Philadelphia) Music Academy of the West will soon present the West Coast premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning Composer-in-Residence Jennifer Higdon’s “Cold Mountain.” Based on Charles Frazier’s novel, the opera, described in the press release as an “American odyssey of love, honor, and redemption at the close of the Civil War,” tells the story of Confederate soldier W.P. Inman’s desertion {…}