Mystics & Magic features music inspired by the divine, the spiritual, and the unseen. The program includes the world premieres of John Luther Adams’ orchestrated The Light Within (inspired by artist James Turrell’s “skyspace” installation, Meeting, at P.S. 1 in Long Island City, it was originally written for chamber ensemble in 2007), as well as ACO’s 2009 Underwood New Music Readings commission winner Wang Jie’s From the Other Sky. The concert also includes the New York premieres of Alvin Singleton’s BluesKonzert, written for piano soloist Ursula Oppens, and Claude Vivier’s Lonely Child, performed by soprano Susan Narucki. Jacob Druckman’s Nor Spell Nor Charm, written in memory of mezzo-soprano Jan DeGaetani, completes the program. ACO Music Director George Manahan conducts.
Official Website: http://www.americancomposers.org/rel2010_11.html
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