21c Liederabend, op. 3 / Festival of Contemporary Art Song
Creative direction by Beth Morrison and Paola Prestini
Music direction by Julian Wachner
Featuring NOVUS NY, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and New York's finest solo singers
Program 1—Friday night (see below for lineup)
Program 2—Saturday night (see below for lineup)
The art-song recital is given fresh new life in the 21c
Liederabend festival. Over the course of two evenings—with each
featuring a distinct, dynamic program—video artists and lighting
designers are paired with luminaries from the New York and
international new-music scenes.
Boasting 9 world premieres, the festival—which played to sold-out audiences in its last two incarnations—showcases performances by NOVUS NY, the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and a host of top soloists. The Friday lineup (Program 1) includes songs by Missy Mazzoli, Ted Hearne, Mohammed Fairouz, David T. Little, Marie Incontrera, Eric Whitacre, Tod Machover, and more. On Saturday (Program 2), hear Anna Clyne’s commissioned vocal work The Lost Thought; Judd Greenstein’s My City: Mannahatta, featuring animation by Joshua Frankel; Paola Prestini’s Hubble Cantata; works by Nico Muhly and Julian Wachner; and much more. Full lineups listed below.
Scenic and lighting design by Maruti Evans
Projection design by S. Katy Tucker
Co-commissioned and co-produced by Beth Morrison Projects and VisionIntoArt
Composers: Paola Prestini, Tom Cipullo, David Handler, Huang
Ruo, Eric Whitacre, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Missy Mazzoli, Tod
Machover, Du Yun, Marie Incontrera, Mohammed Fairouz, Ted
Hearne, and David T. Little
Featured performers: Christopher Burchett, David Adam Moore, Daisy Press, Min Xiao-Fen, Trinity Choir, Anne-Carolyn Bird, Sarah Heaton, Lauren Worsham, Jessica Rivera, Tyrone Chambers, Timur Bekbosunov, Peter Tantsits, Marnie Breckenridge, and Netsayi & Black Pressure
Composers: Paola Prestini, Thomas Cabaniss, Christopher Cerrone,
Eric Whitacre, Judd Greenstein (with new animation by Joshua
Frankel), Anna Clyne (Festival Commission), Nico Muhly, Julian
Wachner, Olga Neuwirth, and Michel Van der Aa
Featured performers: Jessica Rivera, Amelia Watkins, Daisy Press, Trinity Choir, DM Stith, Trio Medieval, Timur Bekbosunov, Christopher Burchett, Rachel Calloway, Marnie Breckenridge, and Netsayi & Black Pressure
Beth Morrison Projects was founded in 2006 to support emerging and established composers.
VisionIntoArt (VIA) is a composer-run collective founded in 1999 at the Juilliard School.