Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
With Distinguished Concerts Singers and Orchestra International
NEW YORK PREMIERE:
Christopher Lin's Calling All Dawns
Jonathan Griffith, conductor
This compelling song cycle includes twelve songs in twelve different languages—Swahili, Mandarin, Herbrew, Irish, and Farsi, among others—on themes of life, death, and rebirth using texts from sacred and secular sources. Among the guest artists were Anonymous 4 and others featured on the Grammy–award-winning original recording).
The piece comprised the second half of the concert.
Note that the first half of the program, conducted by Eric Johnson and Geoffrey Boers, showcased other choruses (not NYFS) singing the following:
Mozart: Regina Coeli, K276
Haydn: Te Deum for Empress Marie Therese