Saturday, November 3 at 8 p.m.
Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center

The newest commissioning series of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, Vocal Currents: Music in our Changing World, reimagines and redefines today’s music by bringing YPC’s young singers together with composers to spark their visions and imaginations to create the music of tomorrow. Vocal Currents launches with Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez and Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Núñez conducting YPC in eight 2018 YPC commissions and a choral arrangement of a 2010 work. Hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer, Vocal Currents features interviews with eight composers.

World premieres of 2018 YPC commissions: 

  • Douglas J. Cuomo – What You Can Do for the World
  • Tim Sharp – I Don’t Need No Man
  • Robert Xavier Rodriguez – Menasherie
  • Yuka Honda – Every Time, Every Tide
  • Michael Gordon – Tap Water

Second performances of 2018 YPC commissions:

  • Arturo O’Farrill – Borderless
  • Nils Vigeland – No One is an Island
  • Francisco J. Nunez – Liminality

New York premiere of choral version:

  • Eve Beglarian – I am really a very simple person (2010)

Tickets on sale now: $25 general admission | $15 students

Eve Beglarian

Douglas J. Cuomo

Michael Gordon

Yuka Honda

Francisco J. Núñez

Robert Xavier Rodriguez

Arturo O’Farrill

Tim Sharp

Nils Vigeland


Saturday, November 3, 2018

8:00 p.m. concert

Special Thanks

Major support for Vocal Currents: Music in our Changing World is provided by

The program is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Special thanks to The ASCAP Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, and Amphion Foundation for supporting new music commissions and performances, and the Witherspoon Fund of the New York Community Trust for supporting new work by female composers.