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

  • Church of St. Luke in the Fields 487 Hudson Street (at Christopher Street) New York, NY, 10014 United States (map)

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.