• Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011

    Carnegie Hall Artist Change, Making Music: James MacMillan, 3/2/11

     

    MEZZO-SOPRANO CRISTINA ZAVALLONI REPLACES SASHA COOKE ON
    MAKING MUSIC: JAMES MACMILLAN PROGRAM IN ZANKEL HALL ON MARCH 2
     

     

    Carnegie Hall today announced that mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, scheduled to perform as part of Making Music: James MacMillan in Zankel Hall on Wednesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m., will unfortunately not be able to appear due to health reasons. Cristina Zavalloni has graciously agreed to step in for Ms. Cooke, performing the US premiere of MacMillan’s Raising Sparks with The Zankel Band. The program, featuring music by and conversation with the composer, also features the US premiere of MacMillan’s Horn Quintet with horn player Eric Ruske and the Brentano String Quartet and his Piano Sonata, performed by Inon Barnatan. Carnegie Hall’s Director of Artistic Planning Jeremy Geffen will moderate the evening’s conversation.

    About the Artist
    Mezzo-soprano Cristina Zavalloni was born in Bologna, Italy. Her multidimensional vocal skills enable her to perform both jazz and classical music. In 1993, she started a collaboration with composer Louis Andriessen, who has written several works for her: Passeggiata in tram per l’America e ritorno, La Passione, Inanna, Letter from Cathy, Racconto dall’Inferno (the recording of which earned her a Diapason d’Or in 2008), and the lead role (Dante) in his opera, La Commedia. In April 2010, Ms. Zavalloni performed in the New York premiere of La Commedia in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage and also appeared in Weill Recital Hall, both performances part of Louis Andriessen’s series as holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Zavalloni’s repertoire also includes twentieth-century chamber music (Cage, Berio, Ravel, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Milhaud, Satie, De Falla, and Montsalvatge), Mozart (Idamante), and Baroque music (Drusilla in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea and Clorinda in Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda). She has recently premiered Poulenc’s La voix humaine at the Teatro Comunale di Bolzano.


    Program Information
    Wednesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.
    Zankel Hall
    MAKING MUSIC: JAMES MACMILLAN

    James MacMillan, Conductor
    Cristina Zavalloni, Mezzo-Soprano
    Inon Barnatan, Piano
    Eric Ruske, Horn
    Brentano String Quartet
       Mark Steinberg, Violin
       Serena Canin, Violin
       Misha Amory, Viola
       Nina Lee, Cello
    The Zankel Band
       Erin Lesser, Flute
       Romie de Guise-Langlois, Clarinet
       Bridget Kibbey, Harp
       Owen Dalby, Violin
       Anna Elashvili, Violin
       Brenton Caldwell, Viola
       Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, Cello
    Jeremy Geffen, Series Moderator

    ALL-JAMES MACMILLAN PROGRAM
    Piano Sonata
    Horn Quintet (US Premiere)
    Raising Sparks (US Premiere)

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    ***Please note that this update supersedes previous press materials related to this concert.***


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