Performance Saturday, February 18, 2012 | 8 PM

Carnegie Hall Choral Institute presents Transient Glory

Zankel Hall
This grand finale of Transient Glory features new music by today’s top composers. It’s all performed by the choral conductors who participated in the workshop and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, led by recent MacArthur “genius” fellow Francisco J. Núñez. JACK Quartet also performs, and WNYC radio personality John Schaefer leads the composers in insightful discussions.


  • Young People's Chorus of New York City
    Francisco J. Núñez, Artistic Director and Founder
  • John Schaefer, Host
  • JACK Quartet
  • Courtenay Budd, Soprano
  • Jon Holden, Piano
  • Jacqueline Kerrod, Harp
  • Chris Thompson, Percussion
  • Ana Alvarez, Conductor
  • Karen Cooksey, Conductor
  • Jennah Delp, Conductor
  • Dominick DiOrio, Conductor
  • Grant Gershon, Conductor
  • Rebecca Lord, Conductor
  • Stephanie Mowery, Conductor
  • Tian Hui Ng, Conductor
  • Troy David Robertson, Conductor


    Interviews with:
    John Corigliano
    Doug Cuomo
  • CORIGLIANO Snapshot: Circa 1909
  • CORIGLIANO "Sherzo" from String Quartet No. 1
  • CORIGLIANO One Sweet Morning
  • CORIGLIANO Upon Julia's Clothes
  • DEL TREDICI Selections from Four Heartfelt Anthems
    ·· Alphabet (Fuga)
    ·· Highlands Farewell (Aria)
  • DEREK BERMEL Selections from A Child's War
    ·· Small Red Tree
    ·· Eyes on the Road
  • DOUGLAS J. CUOMO A Far Playground
  • DOUGLAS J. CUOMO Fortune
  • DOUGLAS J. CUOMO How to Survive in the Woods
  • BRIGHT SHENG Boatmen's Song
  • PAQUITO D'RIVERA Tembandumba

About Transient Glory® Symposium 

For the Carnegie Hall Choral Institute’s first season, the Weill Music Institute has partnered with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC) for the Transient Glory Symposium, a three-day workshop that focuses on training choral conductors to work with newly composed, serious music for young voices. During this workshop, participants explore in depth this new genre in three ways. On one day, they will prepare for the public performances to be presented. Another day, they will explore the literature by learning, examining, and interpreting a range of pieces written from the Transient Glory series. Sessions on another day focus on effectively presenting the music to singers and audiences through conducting lessons, score analysis, and presentation methods.

This workshop is an offshoot of YPC’s highly acclaimed Transient Glory concert series, and its mission has been a passion of YPC’s MacArthur “Genius” Award–winning Artistic Director and Founder Francisco J. Nuñez for more than 10 years. For this Transient Glory Symposium, eight conducting fellows from around the country were selected by application and joined by eight associates to work with Francisco J. Núñez and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. All of the music studied during the symposium will be performed in three nights of concerts at different New York City venues: (Le) Poisson Rouge, the 92nd Street Y, and Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall. Each concert features choral works for young voices conducted by symposium fellows, chamber music selections by featured composers performed by the JACK Quartet, newly commissioned world premieres, as well as interviews with the composers hosted by John Schaefer of WNYC, New York Public Radio.
Presented by the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.