|Transient Glory: The Voices of Children|
Transient Glory VI - April 21, 2007 at 7:30pm
THE YOUNG PEOPLE'S CHORUS OF NEW YORK CITY SINGS WORLD PREMIERES OF FIVE NEWLY COMMISSIONED WORKS IN
TRANSIENT GLORY 2007
AT THE 92ND STREET Y SATURDAY, APRIL 21, AT 7:30 P.M.
Program Includes New Works from Bruce Adolphe, Michael Gordon, Meredith Monk, Ned Rorem, and Tarik O'Regan
Tickets available at the 92nd Street Y box office (Lexington Avenue and 92nd Street) or by calling the 92nd Street Y at 212-415-5500.
The Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC) and artistic director and YPC founder Francisco J. Nunez return to the 92nd Street Y, where the chorus is in residence, on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. for their sixth Transient Glory concert.
Created in 2001, the first Transient Glory concert was hosted by Ned Rorem, whose only composition for a youth chorus, "What is Pink?" was performed on the program. On April 21 the Young People's Chorus will sing the world premiere of his second composition for youth chorus, "Afternoon on a Hill," in a program that also includes the world premieres of newly commissioned music from four other renowned and distinctive composers:
"Singing this Piece"
"Every Stop on the F Train"
Three Heavens and Hells"
The program opens with "Kadrilaland" by Estonian composer Veljo Tormis and closes with the first performance of a new arrangement of Steve Reich's "You Are Variations" for youth chorus, two pianos, vibraphone, metalaphone, two violins, viola, and synthesizer.
The April 21 concert will be hosted by John Schaefer of Soundcheck and New Sounds on WNYC, New York Public Radio, where YPC is the first-ever resident radio chorus of any New York radio station, and will be taped for later broadcast.
Tickets for the April 21 Transient Glory performance are $25 ($10 for parents and students) and are available at the 92nd Street Y box office (Lexington Avenue and 92nd Street) or by calling the 92nd Street Y at 212-415-5500.
Transient Glory was created in 2001 to generate recognition of the fleeting period of time when the voices of children manifest a particular inno-cence and poignancy as an important instrument for making music. It has since expanded to include workshops, publications, an acclaimed recording, and recognition of the YPC as a groundbreaker in increasing the repertoire for children's chorus, spotlighting the diversity of contemporary music, as well as acknowledging the dynamism, distinct personality, and authenticity that a multicultural chorus brings to this music.