A Night Of Women Composers: From Clara Schumann To Meredith Monk
Friday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m.
The Young People’s Chorus of New York City and Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Núñez will be featured in National Sawdust’s very special Season 5 opening concert on Friday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. In a nod to this empowering women-led organization, National Sawdust begins the season with a spotlight on seven female composers who have and are bringing their distinctive voices to the music of our time: Clara Schumann, Emma O’Halloran, Mary Lou Williams, Missy Mazzoli, Meredith Monk, Paola Prestini, and this year’s Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid.
On opening night, YPC will reprise Ellen Reid’s So Much on My Soul, a YPC commission that includes a text inspired by personal stories from several YPC chorus members.
Tickets on sale now at Nationalsawdust.org.
Friday, September 27, 2019
In a review following YPC’s world premiere performance of So Much on My Soul this past spring, Classical Voice of North America wrote:
“So Much On my Soul came out of talks that Reid had with the singers, about what makes them personally anxious and how they cope with their fears…Reid’s colorful, charming style is well proportioned for the piece and successfully tailored to this type of voice…Reid was quoted as saying, ‘It felt important to have cycles and repeating gestures, as the journey to self-acceptance and balance is cyclical and endless.’ I’d say the message was delivered.”