Music Director, Keith L Burton|
"Choral Arc of the Universe is Song"
Our Holiday Concert program highlights matters of critical importance in our unsettled world, immigration and the immigrant experience among them. Conrad Susas Carols and Lullabies, a collection of ten Spanish-themed songs, uses texts of Basque, Catalonian, Puerto Rican, Spanish, Andalucian, Castilian, and Mexican origin to spin a narrative of many moods and rhythms. The other featured work is a cantata of the Ellis Island experience, The Golden Door, by Ronald Perera, which draws on oral histories of immigrants. As Perera himself put it, "In the simple, flat prose of these interviews I found poetry, and I found universal human themes of uprooting and transplanting, longing and hope, suffering and fear, courage and despair, andperhaps most characteristic among immigrants to Americagratitude."
The Brearley School Performance Hall (View)
590 East 83rd Street
New York, NY 10028
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|