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The Faucon at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts – Bruno Walter Auditorium
Saturday October 1, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
This event will take place in person at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Song and vocal chamber ensemble celebrating contemporary musical creation inspired by Middle English and Elizabethan Mystical Poetry.
A concert of song and vocal chamber ensemble, “The Faucon” is a tribute to mid-20th-century and contemporary composers that created new works inspired by “mystical” Middle English and Elizabethan poetry. The project is a collaboration with the ensemble 2Flutes, and is a recipient of a New York Women Composers seed grant. The presenting artists are vocalists mezzo soprano Anna Tonna and tenor Aram Tchobanian; flutists Laura Falzon and Pamela Sklar; pianist Adam Kent.
The program serves to highlight:
Songs by American composer John Edmunds (1913-1986), who headed the American collection at the New York Public Library from 1956 to 1961, and whose archive of letters and papers are part of the New York Public Library holdings.
Songs and vocal chamber ensemble by contemporaries of John Edmunds that had similar aesthetic preoccupations such as American composer Ramiro Cortés (1933-1984), perhaps the first Mexican-American to achieve recognition as a composer of music in the classical idiom; Sheree Clement (b.1955), and Juliana Hall (b. 1958).
Two vocal chamber music premieres by Alma Hamilton and Pamela Sklar.