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CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Theatre of Voices

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 7:30 PM Zankel Hall
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Theater of Voices by Lars Bjarnoe
When Theatre of Voices performed Stockhausen’s epic Stimmung at Carnegie Hall, The New York Times praised the ensemble's performance as “confident and luminous, controlled yet free …” Theatre of Voices returns to give the New York premiere of an Arvo Pärt work accompanied with a film by award-winning Danish director Phie Ambo. Paul Hillier, Theatre of Voices' artistic director, conducted the world premiere of David Lang’s the little match girl passion and the ensemble recorded it to tremendous acclaim. Both reacquaint themselves with Lang’s music in the writings—the world premiere of the complete cycle.

Performers

Theatre of Voices
·· Else Torp, Soprano
·· Signe Asmussen, Mezzo-Soprano
·· Paul Bentley-Angell, Tenor
·· Jakob Bloch Jespersen, Bass
Additional vocalists to be announced
Paul Hillier, Artistic Director

Program

ARVO PÄRT / PHIE AMBO Songs from the Soil (NY Premiere)
Music by Arvo Pärt
Visual Poem by Phie Ambo
DAVID LANG the writings (World Premiere of complete cycle)
·· again (after ecclesiastes)
·· New Section (co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
·· for love is strong
·· where you go
·· solitary
·· again (after ecclesiastes)

Support for the 125 Commissions Project is provided by members of Carnegie Hall’s Composer Club.

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