May
3
8:00 PM20:00

Brahms, Elgar and The Brothers Balliett

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Leading a triptych of works for mezzo solo, chorus and orchestra, Mark Shapiro conducts The Cecilia Chorus of New York with orchestra in Brahms Alto Rhapsody, Elgar The Music Makers, and a new work from The Brothers Balliett. With mezzo soloists Amanda Lynn Bottoms, Naomi Louisa O’Connell, Renée Tatum.

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May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Gregory Spears THE TOWER AND THE GARDEN (New York Premiere)

In a nationwide collaboration with The Crossing, Volti, and Notre Dame Vocale, Mark Shapiro conducts Cantori New York in the New York premiere of a joint commission from Gregory Spears. Exploring the search for truth amidst the uncertainty of the modern world, Spears's three-movement work sets poems by Denise Levertov, Thomas Merton, and Keith Garabian. Garabian does homage to gay rights activist and filmmaker Derek Jarman, whose cottage (and garden) hung precariously between a nuclear power plant and the sea. With string quartet. Opulent choral settings by Irish composers Stanford and Victory open the program.

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May
12
3:00 PM15:00

Gregory Spears THE TOWER AND THE GARDEN (NEW YORK PREMIERE)

In a nationwide collaboration with The Crossing, Volti, and Notre Dame Vocale, Mark Shapiro conducts Cantori New York in the New York premiere of a joint commission from Gregory Spears. Exploring the search for truth amidst the uncertainty of the modern world, Spears's three-movement work sets poems by Denise Levertov, Thomas Merton, and Keith Garabian. Garabian does homage to gay rights activist and filmmaker Derek Jarman, whose cottage (and garden) hung precariously between a nuclear power plant and the sea. With string quartet. Opulent choral settings by Irish composers Stanford and Victory open the program.

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Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

CRIS by Thierry Escaich (US premiere); THE ELEMENTS by Philip Lasser (World Premiere)

Mark Shapiro conducts Cantori New York, eight cellos, percussion, Young Concert Artist accordionist Hanzhi Wang and Juilliard actor/singer Philip Stoddard in the US premiere of the electrifying WWI cantata CRIS by leading French composer Thierry Escaich on a text by bestselling French novelist Laurent Gaudé in Shapiro’s English translation. Complementing CRIS is Philip Lasser’s THE ELEMENTS for chorus and cello duet, on texts by e.e. cummings, Robert Frost and Ernest Hemingway.

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Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

US premiere of CRIS by Thierry Escaich and world premiere of THE ELEMENTS by Philip Lasser

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Mark Shapiro conducts Cantori New York, eight cellos, percussion, Young Concert Artist accordionist Hanzhi Wang and Juilliard actor/singer Philip Stoddard in the US premiere of the electrifying WWI cantata CRIS by leading French composer Thierry Escaich on a text by bestselling French novelist Laurent Gaudé in Shapiro’s English translation. Complementing CRIS is Philip Lasser’s THE ELEMENTS for chorus and cello duet, on texts by e.e. cummings, Robert Frost and Ernest Hemingway.

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May
19
to May 20

Cantori New York

Mark Shapiro conducts Cantori New York in the US Premiere of Psalmenrequiem by Daan Manneke, with music by Manuel Valls and Leonard Bernstein.  With Ashley Jackson, harp.  Saturday at 8pm at The Church of St. Luke in the Fields; Sunday at 5 pm at The Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch.

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Apr
15
2:30 PM14:30

The Prince Edward Island Symphony

Mark Shapiro conducts The Prince Edward Island Symphony in Barber's Adagio for Strings, Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Mozart Horn Concerto no. 3.  Marcel d'Entremont, tenor; Louis-Philippe Marsolais, French horn.  2:30p at Zion Presbyterian Church, Charlottetown.

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