World Premiere of Borderless and the New York Premiere of The Glass Box at Merkin Hall

June 18 at 8:00 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall

Young People’s Chorus of New York City and Yale Choral Artists take the stage at Merkin Concert Hall for an entertaining concert of diverse works that relate to citizenship and the contributions to America of music from many parts of the world – from Finland to the Amazonian rain forest.

A highlight of the program is the World Premiere of Arturo O’Farrill’s Borderless, a YPC commission that imagines a world where everyone belongs and is free to roam. A second highlight is the New York premiere of Paola Prestini’s The Glass Box, a co-commission of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City and Yale Choral Artists. This work was inspired by Rachel Aviv’s New Yorker Magazine piece, “E.R. from Sweden,” which describes the trauma of refugee children who fall into comas when learning their families will be deported.

This concert will be preceded by a discussion at 7:30 p.m. moderated by YPC Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Núñez, about the relevance and importance of music in today’s society.

Performers:

Young People’s Chorus of New York City
Francisco J. Núñez, Artistic Director/Founder

Yale Choral Artists
Jeffrey Douma, Founding Director

Haven String Quartet

Artist-Performer Kevork Mourad

Young People’s Chorus of New York City

Yale Choral Artists

DETAILS

Date:
Monday, June 18, 2018

Time:
7:30 p.m. discussion
8:00 p.m. concert

Major support for
Vocal Resolutions: Shaping Perceptions Through Music
is provided by:

Special thanks to The ASCAP Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, and The Amphion Foundation for supporting new music commissions and performances.