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Singing In Place
While adapting to new ways of connecting with one another, YPC has been hard at work on several digital performance projects. Two such collaborations are available for you to watch this weekend!
The (virtual) Universe In Verse
April 25, 2020
The Young People’s Chorus of New York City performs in The Universe in Verse – an event conceived by the brilliant Maria Popova. This livestream performance will premiere a new work commissioned by the New York Philharmonic and composed by long-time YPC collaborator, Paola Prestini. Participating musicians include Rosanne Cash, Patti Smith, Amanda Palmer, Zoë Keating, Morley, and Cécile McLorin Salvant.
YPC joins Festival Napa Valley Remote Ensemble for performance of “Va, pensiero”
Though Festival Napa Valley has postponed its 2020 season until 2021, all of the festival’s scheduled artists, including the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, as well as the community of festival artists from past seasons have joined forces in a virtual ensemble in a stirring performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Va, pensiero.” With well over 100 artists from eight countries on five continents, this inspiring aria from Verdi’s opera Nabucco has been synchronized into one collective performance under conductor Zach Salsburg-Frank. The artists are dedicating this performance to the essential workers whose heroic efforts safeguard our communities’ health and safety.