YPC was privileged to join a list of world-class artists on a new recording of personal lullabies written by loving moms and dads for their children with help from professional artists, as part of The Lullaby Project. The project was initiated by composer Tom Cabaniss with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. The album, entitled Hopes & Dreams: The Lullaby Project, was released in April and marks the 150th anniversary of the Brahms Lullaby. Among the 15 lullabies on this recording is “Dream Big,” the album’s finale, performed by Francisco Núñez conducting YPC, Patti LuPone, Lawrence Brownlee, Joyce DiDonato and Angelique Kidjo, among other acclaimed artists (listen on Spotify).
On May 4, Bang on a Can released Clouded Yellow on its Cantaloupe Music label. The recording, a joint project of the Kronos Quartet and YPC’s composer in residence Michael Gordon, features YPC and Kronos in Exalted, co-commissioned from Michael Gordon by YPC and the Kronos Quartet for YPC’s Radio Radiance new music series (listen on Spotify).
Both Hopes & Dreams and Clouded Yellow are available now.
And just think, it is only May, and YPC’s 30th anniversary celebrations have just begun.