• Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011

    Carnegie Hall Launches Choral Institute Next Season Featuring Young People’s Chorus of New York City

    CARNEGIE HALL’S WEILL MUSIC INSTITUTE LAUNCHES NEW PROGRAM:
    CARNEGIE HALL CHORAL INSTITUTE, AN ANNUAL GATHERING
    BRINGING TOGETHER CHORAL TEACHERS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY

    CHORAL INSTITUTE TO PRESENT
    TRANSIENT GLORY SYMPOSIUM IN FEBRUARY 2012
    IN PARTNERSHIP WITH YOUNG PEOPLE’S CHORUS OF NEW YORK CITY,
    FOCUSING ON YPC-COMMISSIONED CHORAL WORKS BY LEADING COMPOSERS

    Workshop Applications Accepted Through October 1
     

    In the 2011–2012 season, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) launches a new program: the Carnegie Hall Choral Institute. Designed for choral teachers, the Choral Institute will annually offer a series of workshops and concerts, each aimed at introducing participants to different approaches to preparing and conducting music for chorus. In its inaugural season, the Choral Institute will collaborate with Francisco J. Núñez and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC) to present the Transient Glory Symposium, an initiative focused on teacher training related to newly commissioned works for children’s chorus, from February 15–18, 2012. The Symposium is tied to YPC’s long-running Transient Glory commissioning series, which YPC created in 2001 and has resulted in over 60 new works.

    For the Transient Glory Symposium, seven conductor fellows from around the country, selected by application and joined by up to 60 auditors, will work with YPC artistic director and founder Francisco J. Núñez to explore recently-composed works for young voices by Derek Bermel, John Corigliano, Douglas J. Cuomo, David Del Tredici, Paquito D’Rivera, Michael Gordon, and Joan Tower. In addition, Grand Gershon of the Los Angeles Master Chorale; Dr. Janet Galvan, Professor of Music at Ithaca College; and Philip Brunelle, artistic director and founder of VocalEssence are confirmed as conductors in residence of the symposium. Over three nights, these works will be performed at three different New York City venues: (Le) Poisson Rouge (February 16), the 92nd Street Y (February 17), and Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall (February 18). John Schaefer of WNYC, New York Public Radio, will host each concert, and the composers will be present for the concerts featuring their music. Concerts will feature YPC with alumni from The Academy, performing as Ensemble ACJW. Workshop applications for choral teachers are available at carnegiehall.org/ChoralInstitute and will be accepted through October 1, 2011. Works to be performed at the Symposium and concerts will include:
    • Can I by Joan Tower (2007), for treble chorus and two percussionists. This is the first work of Ms. Tower’s to feature text, which she said was a big challenge. Fearing that another person’s words might distract from the music, she wrote them herself.

       
    • Exalted by Michael Gordon (2010) was written by the composer soon after the death of his father. Its title is taken from the English translation of the first word of the Mourner’s Kaddish, one of the most important and central prayers in the Jewish liturgy written 2500 years ago in Aramaic, the dominant language at that time.

       
    • Fortune by Douglas J. Cuomo (2010); Mr. Cuomo, also known for composing the theme for HBO hit Sex and the City, based this work on one of his favorite stories, an ancient Taoist fable of a small village farmer who comes to realize life’s fortunes are a mystery that cannot be understood, summed up in the moral: “You never know; keep on going; all is not as it first appears.”

       
    • A Child’s War by Derek Bermel (2006), based on a text by his father, Albert Bermel, a playwright and translator, which are remembrances of his father’s childhood in London during the bombings of World War II.

       
    • Tembandumba by Paquito D’Rivera (2010), inspired by Tembandumba de la Quimbamba, the main character in the poem Majestad Negra (“Black Majesty”) by Puerto Rican poet Luis Pales Matos.

       
    • Four Heartfelt Anthems by David Del Tredici (2003), who with this work wanted to connect with—and even comfort—the younger generation of budding musicians and tell them of the joys of childhood as he best remembered them.

       
    • One Sweet Morning by John Corigliano (2006), set to E. Y. (Yip) Harburg’s Rhymes for the Irreverent, two small volumes of poems from the lyricist of the film The Wizard of Oz and the musical Finian’s Rainbow. Said Mr. Corigliano of Harburg, “He was most often very funny, but occasionally wrote poems of transcendental beauty.”

       
    Young People’s Chorus of New York City
    The Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC), founded in 1988 by its Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez, has provided children of all ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds with a unique program of music education and choral performance, while maintaining a model of artistic excellence and harmony that enriches the community. Not only is YPC recognized for its powerful and authentic performances of music from all periods and styles, but especially for convincing today’s most respected composers of the importance and value of composing for children’s voices through its Transient Glory commissioning series. Created in 2001, the series has added over 60 compositions to the repertoire, playing an important role in the ever-evolving fabric of music in the 21st century. YPC has received two Chorus America/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming, Chorus America’s Education Outreach Award, and has been recognized for its work with urban at-risk youth by the New York State Assembly, the Mayor of the City of New York, the Manhattan Borough President and as a “national model of artistic excellence and diversity” by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities of the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations.

    Francisco J. Núñez is a composer, conductor, visionary, and leading figure in music education. He founded YPC in 1988 to provide children of all backgrounds with a safe haven for personal and artistic growth and is currently working with the Dominican Republic to create a national choral program inspired by YPC to unite the country’s children—rich and poor. Mr. Núñez is also sought after as a guest conductor; master teacher and advisor for choral workshops, demonstrations, and festivals and as a composer of compositions and arrangements for children’s and adult choirs, orchestras, and solo instruments, including numerous commissions. Among his many honors are an ASCAP Concert Music Award, the New York Choral Society's Choral Excellence Award, and La Sociedad Coral Latinoamericana’s 2009 Man of the Year.

    Weill Music Institute
    The Weill Music Institute creates broad-reaching music education and community programs that play a central role in Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making great music accessible to as wide an audience as possible. Woven into the fabric of the Carnegie Hall concert season, these programs occur at Carnegie Hall as well as in schools and throughout neighborhoods, providing musical opportunities for everyone, from preschoolers to adults, new listeners to emerging professionals. With access to the world’s greatest artists and latest technologies, the Weill Music Institute is uniquely positioned to inspire the next generation of music lovers, to nurture tomorrow’s musical talent, and to shape the evolution of musical learning itself. The Weill Music Institute’s school and community programs annually serve over 170,000 children, students, teachers, parents, young music professionals, and adults in the New York metropolitan area and across the US, with more than an additional 100,000 people taking advantage of WMI’s online music education resources.


    Program Information
    Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Le) Poisson Rouge
    CARNEGIE HALL CHORAL INSTITUTE PRESENTS TRANSIENT GLORY

    Young People's Chorus of New York City™
    Francisco J. Núñez, Artistic Director
    John Schaefer, Host
    Michael Gordon, Derek Bermel, Paquito D’Rivera, Panelists

    Program to include:
    MICHAEL GORDON Exalted
    DEREK BERMEL A Child’s War
    PAQUITO D’RIVERA Tembandumba

    Presented by the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.

    Le Poisson Rouge
    158 Bleecker Street
    New York, NY 10012
    212-505-3474
    lprnyc.com

    Tickets: $20
    __________________________________

    Friday, February 17, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
    Kauffman Concert Hall at 92nd Street Y
    CARNEGIE HALL CHORAL INSTITUTE PRESENTS TRANSIENT GLORY

    Young People's Chorus of New York City™
    Francisco J. Núñez, Artistic Director
    John Schaefer, Host
    Joan Tower, David Del Tredici, Panelists

    Program to include:
    JOAN TOWER Can I
    DAVID DEL TREDICI Four Heartfelt Anthems
    Sabbath's Child (Proclamation)
    The Little Land (Barcarolle)
    Alphabet (Fuga)
    Highlands Farewell (Aria)

    Presented by the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.

    Kauffman Concert Hall at 92nd Street Y
    1395 Lexington Avenue (at 91st Street)
    New York, NY 10128-1612
    (212) 415-5500
    92y.org

    Tickets: $20
    __________________________________

    Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
    Zankel Hall
    CARNEGIE HALL CHORAL INSTITUTE PRESENTS TRANSIENT GLORY

    Young People's Chorus of New York City™
    Francisco J. Núñez, Artistic Director
    John Schaefer, Host
    Douglas J. Cuomo, John Corigliano, Panelists

    JOAN TOWER Can I
    MICHAEL GORDON Exalted
    JOHN CORIGLIANO One Sweet Morning
    DAVID DEL TREDICI Four Heartfelt Anthems
    Sabbath's Child (Proclamation)
    The Little Land (Barcarolle)
    Alphabet (Fuga)
    Highlands Farewell (Aria)
    DEREK BERMEL A Child’s War
    DOUGLAS J. CUOMO Fortune
    PAQUITO D’RIVERA Tembandumba

    Presented by the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.

    Tickets: $20
    __________________________________


    Ticket Information for Carnegie Hall
    Tickets are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

    For more information on discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.

    Public On Sale Date: August 29, 2011

    Ticket Information for (Le) Poisson Rouge
    For more information, visit lprnyc.com or call 212-505-FISH (3474) or the Ticket Hotline at 866-55-TICKETS.

    Ticket Information Information for 92nd Street Y
    General admission tickets can be purchased through the 92nd Street Y Box Office by calling 212-415-5500 or by visiting 92y.org.
     


     

     

    CARNEGIE HALL’S WEILL MUSIC INSTITUTE LAUNCHES NEW PROGRAM:
    CARNEGIE HALL CHORAL INSTITUTE, AN ANNUAL GATHERING BRINGING TOGETHER
    CHORAL TEACHERS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY

    CHORAL INSTITUTE TO PRESENT
    TRANSIENT GLORY SYMPOSIUM IN FEBRUARY 2012
    IN PARTNERSHIP WITH YOUNG PEOPLE’S CHORUS OF NEW YORK CITY,
    FOCUSING ON YPC-COMMISSIONED CHORAL WORKS BY LEADING COMPOSERS

    Workshop Applications Accepted Through October 1
     

    In the 2011–2012 season, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) launches a new program: the Carnegie Hall Choral Institute. Designed for choral teachers, the Choral Institute will annually offer a series of workshops and concerts, each aimed at introducing participants to different approaches to preparing and conducting music for chorus. In its inaugural season, the Choral Institute will collaborate with Francisco J. Núñez and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC) to present the Transient Glory Symposium, an initiative focused on teacher training related to newly commissioned works for children’s chorus, from February 15–18, 2012. The Symposium is tied to YPC’s long-running Transient Glory commissioning series, which YPC created in 2001 and has resulted in over 60 new works.

    For the Transient Glory Symposium, seven conductor fellows from around the country, selected by application and joined by up to 60 auditors, will work with YPC artistic director and founder Francisco J. Núñez to explore recently-composed works for young voices by Derek Bermel, John Corigliano, Douglas J. Cuomo, David Del Tredici, Paquito D’Rivera, Michael Gordon, and Joan Tower. In addition, Grand Gershon of the Los Angeles Master Chorale; Dr. Janet Galvan, Professor of Music at Ithaca College; and Philip Brunelle, artistic director and founder of VocalEssence are confirmed as conductors in residence of the symposium. Over three nights, these works will be performed at three different New York City venues: (Le) Poisson Rouge (February 16), the 92nd Street Y (February 17), and Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall (February 18). John Schaefer of WNYC, New York Public Radio, will host each concert, and the composers will be present for the concerts featuring their music. Concerts will feature YPC with alumni from The Academy, performing as Ensemble ACJW. Workshop applications for choral teachers are available at carnegiehall.org/ChoralInstitute and will be accepted through October 1, 2011. Works to be performed at the Symposium and concerts will include:
    • Can I by Joan Tower (2007), for treble chorus and two percussionists. This is the first work of Ms. Tower’s to feature text, which she said was a big challenge. Fearing that another person’s words might distract from the music, she wrote them herself.

       
    • Exalted by Michael Gordon (2010) was written by the composer soon after the death of his father. Its title is taken from the English translation of the first word of the Mourner’s Kaddish, one of the most important and central prayers in the Jewish liturgy written 2500 years ago in Aramaic, the dominant language at that time.

       
    • Fortune by Douglas J. Cuomo (2010); Mr. Cuomo, also known for composing the theme for HBO hit Sex and the City, based this work on one of his favorite stories, an ancient Taoist fable of a small village farmer who comes to realize life’s fortunes are a mystery that cannot be understood, summed up in the moral: “You never know; keep on going; all is not as it first appears.”

       
    • A Child’s War by Derek Bermel (2006), based on a text by his father, Albert Bermel, a playwright and translator, which are remembrances of his father’s childhood in London during the bombings of World War II.

       
    • Tembandumba by Paquito D’Rivera (2010), inspired by Tembandumba de la Quimbamba, the main character in the poem Majestad Negra (“Black Majesty”) by Puerto Rican poet Luis Pales Matos.

       
    • Four Heartfelt Anthems by David Del Tredici (2003), who with this work wanted to connect with—and even comfort—the younger generation of budding musicians and tell them of the joys of childhood as he best remembered them.

       
    • One Sweet Morning by John Corigliano (2006), set to E. Y. (Yip) Harburg’s Rhymes for the Irreverent, two small volumes of poems from the lyricist of the film The Wizard of Oz and the musical Finian’s Rainbow. Said Mr. Corigliano of Harburg, “He was most often very funny, but occasionally wrote poems of transcendental beauty.”

       
    Young People’s Chorus of New York City
    The Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC), founded in 1988 by its Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez, has provided children of all ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds with a unique program of music education and choral performance, while maintaining a model of artistic excellence and harmony that enriches the community. Not only is YPC recognized for its powerful and authentic performances of music from all periods and styles, but especially for convincing today’s most respected composers of the importance and value of composing for children’s voices through its Transient Glory commissioning series. Created in 2001, the series has added over 60 compositions to the repertoire, playing an important role in the ever-evolving fabric of music in the 21st century. YPC has received two Chorus America/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming, Chorus America’s Education Outreach Award, and has been recognized for its work with urban at-risk youth by the New York State Assembly, the Mayor of the City of New York, the Manhattan Borough President and as a “national model of artistic excellence and diversity” by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities of the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations.

    Francisco J. Núñez is a composer, conductor, visionary, and leading figure in music education. He founded YPC in 1988 to provide children of all backgrounds with a safe haven for personal and artistic growth and is currently working with the Dominican Republic to create a national choral program inspired by YPC to unite the country’s children—rich and poor. Mr. Núñez is also sought after as a guest conductor; master teacher and advisor for choral workshops, demonstrations, and festivals and as a composer of compositions and arrangements for children’s and adult choirs, orchestras, and solo instruments, including numerous commissions. Among his many honors are an ASCAP Concert Music Award, the New York Choral Society's Choral Excellence Award, and La Sociedad Coral Latinoamericana’s 2009 Man of the Year.

    Weill Music Institute
    The Weill Music Institute creates broad-reaching music education and community programs that play a central role in Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making great music accessible to as wide an audience as possible. Woven into the fabric of the Carnegie Hall concert season, these programs occur at Carnegie Hall as well as in schools and throughout neighborhoods, providing musical opportunities for everyone, from preschoolers to adults, new listeners to emerging professionals. With access to the world’s greatest artists and latest technologies, the Weill Music Institute is uniquely positioned to inspire the next generation of music lovers, to nurture tomorrow’s musical talent, and to shape the evolution of musical learning itself. The Weill Music Institute’s school and community programs annually serve over 170,000 children, students, teachers, parents, young music professionals, and adults in the New York metropolitan area and across the US, with more than an additional 100,000 people taking advantage of WMI’s online music education resources.


    Program Information
    Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Le) Poisson Rouge
    CARNEGIE HALL CHORAL INSTITUTE PRESENTS TRANSIENT GLORY

    Young People's Chorus of New York City™
    Francisco J. Núñez, Artistic Director
    John Schaefer, Host
    Michael Gordon, Derek Bermel, Paquito D’Rivera, Panelists

    Program to include:
    MICHAEL GORDON Exalted
    DEREK BERMEL A Child’s War
    PAQUITO D’RIVERA Tembandumba

    Presented by the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.

    Le Poisson Rouge
    158 Bleecker Street
    New York, NY 10012
    212-505-3474
    lprnyc.com

    Tickets: $20
    __________________________________

    Friday, February 17, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
    Kauffman Concert Hall at 92nd Street Y
    CARNEGIE HALL CHORAL INSTITUTE PRESENTS TRANSIENT GLORY

    Young People's Chorus of New York City™
    Francisco J. Núñez, Artistic Director
    John Schaefer, Host
    Joan Tower, David Del Tredici, Panelists

    Program to include:
    JOAN TOWER Can I
    DAVID DEL TREDICI Four Heartfelt Anthems
    Sabbath's Child (Proclamation)
    The Little Land (Barcarolle)
    Alphabet (Fuga)
    Highlands Farewell (Aria)

    Presented by the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.

    Kauffman Concert Hall at 92nd Street Y
    1395 Lexington Avenue (at 91st Street)
    New York, NY 10128-1612
    (212) 415-5500
    92y.org

    Tickets: $20
    __________________________________

    Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
    Zankel Hall
    CARNEGIE HALL CHORAL INSTITUTE PRESENTS TRANSIENT GLORY

    Young People's Chorus of New York City™
    Francisco J. Núñez, Artistic Director
    John Schaefer, Host
    Douglas J. Cuomo, John Corigliano, Panelists

    JOAN TOWER Can I
    MICHAEL GORDON Exalted
    JOHN CORIGLIANO One Sweet Morning
    DAVID DEL TREDICI Four Heartfelt Anthems
    Sabbath's Child (Proclamation)
    The Little Land (Barcarolle)
    Alphabet (Fuga)
    Highlands Farewell (Aria)
    DEREK BERMEL A Child’s War
    DOUGLAS J. CUOMO Fortune
    PAQUITO D’RIVERA Tembandumba

    Presented by the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.

    Tickets: $20
    __________________________________


    Ticket Information for Carnegie Hall
    Tickets are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

    For more information on discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.

    Public On Sale Date: August 29, 2011

    Ticket Information for (Le) Poisson Rouge
    For more information, visit lprnyc.com or call 212-505-FISH (3474) or the Ticket Hotline at 866-55-TICKETS.

    Ticket Information Information for 92nd Street Y
    General admission tickets can be purchased through the 92nd Street Y Box Office by calling 212-415-5500 or by visiting 92y.org.
     


     
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