The MCE continued its long-running choral composition program New Music for New York with world premieres of the three winners of the 2013-2014 competition:
The Gentlest Lady
Central Park at Dusk*
* Audience Favorite
The concert included favorite folksongs, partsongs, and madrigals that rounded out an engaging evening combining the new and the familiar.
The MCE also reprised excerpts of Victoria Bond’s Cyclops, which was originally performed on April 1, 2013, as part of the Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival at Symphony Space. The piece—based on the “Cyclops” episode from James Joyce’s Ulysses—features a masterful arrangement of text and music that parodies the many voices and styles contained within Joyce’s prose.
Sat, May 18, 2013, 8pm
Mary Flagler Cary Hall
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenue