MEZZO-SOPRANOCRISTINA ZAVALLONI REPLACES SASHA COOKE ONMAKING MUSIC: JAMES MACMILLAN PROGRAM IN ZANKEL HALL ON MARCH 2
Carnegie Hall today announced that mezzo-soprano SashaCooke, scheduled to perform as part of Making Music: James MacMillan inZankel Hall on Wednesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m., will unfortunately not be ableto appear due to health reasons. Cristina Zavalloni has graciouslyagreed to step in for Ms. Cooke, performing the US premiere of MacMillan’s RaisingSparks with The Zankel Band. The program, featuring music by andconversation with the composer, also features the US premiere of MacMillan’sHorn Quintet with horn player Eric Ruske and the Brentano StringQuartet and his Piano Sonata, performed by Inon Barnatan. CarnegieHall’s Director of Artistic Planning Jeremy Geffen will moderate theevening’s conversation.About the ArtistMezzo-soprano Cristina Zavalloni was born in Bologna, Italy. Hermultidimensional vocal skills enable her to perform both jazz and classicalmusic. In 1993, she started a collaboration with composer Louis Andriessen, whohas written several works for her: Passeggiata in tram per l’America eritorno, La Passione, Inanna, Letter from Cathy, Raccontodall’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 SternAuditorium/Perelman Stage and also appeared in Weill Recital Hall, bothperformances part of Louis Andriessen’s series as holder of the Richard andBarbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Zavalloni’s repertoire alsoincludes twentieth-century chamber music (Cage, Berio, Ravel, Poulenc,Stravinsky, Milhaud, Satie, De Falla, and Montsalvatge), Mozart (Idamante), andBaroque music (Drusilla in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea andClorinda in Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda). She has recentlypremiered Poulenc’s La voix humaine at the Teatro Comunale di Bolzano.Program InformationWednesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.Zankel HallMAKING MUSIC: JAMES MACMILLANJames MacMillan, ConductorCristina Zavalloni, Mezzo-SopranoInon Barnatan, PianoEric Ruske, HornBrentano String Quartet Mark Steinberg, Violin Serena Canin, Violin Misha Amory, Viola Nina Lee, CelloThe Zankel Band Erin Lesser, Flute Romie de Guise-Langlois, Clarinet Bridget Kibbey, Harp Owen Dalby, Violin Anna Elashvili, Violin Brenton Caldwell, Viola Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, CelloJeremy Geffen, Series ModeratorALL-JAMES MACMILLAN PROGRAMPiano SonataHorn Quintet (US Premiere)Raising Sparks (US Premiere)Sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP***Please note that this update supersedes previous press materials related tothis concert.***Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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