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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Earlier Event: November 2Arts Insider Pre-Performance Talk, The Tilles Center
Later Event: November 11CRIS by Thierry Escaich (US premiere); THE ELEMENTS by Philip Lasser (World Premiere)