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Kate Soper & Friends

 

Kate Soper, composer/vocalist
Charmaine Lee, composer/vocalist
Charlotte Mundy, soprano
Sam Pluta, composer/electronics performer
Devony Smith, soprano

Composer/performer Kate Soper curates and performs a program of fresh and fascinating takes on vocal music, including excerpts from her new opera The Romance of the Rose. A Pulitzer Prize finalist and Guggenheim Fellow, she was recently described as “one of the great originals of her generation” by The New Yorker‘s Alex Ross. Featured on David T. Little’s 2016 NYFOS Next program, her work is “exquisitely quirky” (The New York Times) and “epic” (WQXR). The evening will also feature songs by Kaija Saariaho and Natacha Diehls, and a set of vocal/electronic improvisations by Charmaine Lee and Sam Pluta. Additional artists TBA. 

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 7:30pm
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, NYC
Tickets: $25 general admission / $50 reserved section

NYFOS Next: Kate Soper & Friends

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Laura Kaminsky & Friends

A co-presentation with Five Boroughs Music Festival and the LGBT Center, in honor of Pride Month and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

 

Heather Johnson, mezzo-soprano
Mila Henry, piano

Composer Laura Kaminsky curates and hosts a salon of contemporary songs by LGBT identified composers and librettists. Featuring the world premiere of a collaboratively created song cycle by Kaminsky, Jennifer Higdon, Laura Karpman, Paula Kimper, Nora Kroll Rosenbaum, and new face on the scene, Kayla Cashetta, who will all set new poems by Elaine Sexton. The evening will also include a performance of Fierce Grace: Jeannette Rankin by mezzo-soprano Heather Johnson and pianist Mila Henry, with libretto by Kimberly Reed and contributions from Kaminsky, Karpman, Kitty Brazelton, and Ellen Reid. (Opera America commission; 2017 world premiere was at Library of Congress).

 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 7:30pm
LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St, NYC
Tickets via Five Boroughs Music Festival

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