Musica Viva of New York presents: Voices in Motion

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Nathan Siler plays Shaman drum for Veljo Tormis’ “Curse Upon Iron”

For centuries performers and audiences have become accustomed to remain fixed in their seats during performances. This program shatters that concept with an innovative body of works that explore sound and space in dynamic ways. The sanctuary of All Souls will be a key element of this program as the accomplished singers of Musica Viva explore its acoustical limits. The result will be a not-to-be-missed haunting sonic experience.

Curse Upon Iron full Choir

The program will include:

The Lamb by John Tavener

The Reverend Mustard His Installation Prelude by Nico Muhly

Cantos Sagrados by James MacMillan

Amen by Henryk Gorecki

Raua needmine (Curse Upon Iron) by Veljo Tormis

Pilgrims’ Hymn by Stephen Paulus

The Beatitudes by Arvo Pärt

Song for Athene by John Tavener

Carlos Chávez and His World; Bard Music Festival

This year’s celebrated composer at Bard Music Festival is Carlos Chávez.  Nathan will be joining the Bard Festival Chorale for Program Eight in Forest of the Amazons by Villa-Lobos, conducted by Leon Botstein.

READ THE NEW YORKER ARTICLE:
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/08/10/master-of-music

PROGRAM EIGHT: Reimagined Landscapes and Pasts

CaCarlos Chavesrlos Chávez (1899–1978), Symphonía india (1935)

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959), Amazonas (1917); Forest of the Amazons (1958)

Silvestre Revueltas (1899–1940), Cuauhnáhuac (1930)

José Pablo Moncayo (1912–58), Three Pieces for Orchestra (1947)