Songs of Promise on Nov. 3
Join us for the first concert of the 2013-2014 season:
Linda Reichert, Artistic Director
Lisa Miller, Executive Director
SONGS OF PROMISE
New music by Jewish-American composers
World and Philadelphia premieres by Daniel Asia, Philip Maneval, Shulamit Ran, George Rochberg, Richard Wernick
Featuring virtuoso members of the Network for New Music Ensemble with guests Sarah Joanne Davis, soprano and Brian Ming Chu, baritone
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2013 ~ 8:00 PM
Philadelphia Ethical Society
1906 S. Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
In advance: available online at www.networkfornewmusic.org, or by phone at 215.848.7647.
General admission, $20; Seniors, $15; Students with ID, $10
At the door: General admission, $25; Seniors, $20; Students with ID, $15
PHILADELPHIA - Network for New Music, the award-winning chamber ensemble dedicated to commissioning and performing works by living composers, is pleased to announce the opening concert in its 2013-2014 concert season, PLAYING WITH SONG.
In SONGS OF PROMISE, Artistic Director Linda Reichert has curated a program whose works reveal both the promise and the challenge of the human experience, featuring new music by some of the country’s most notable Jewish-American composers.
The virtuoso Network for New Music Ensemble will perform the regional premiere of Daniel Asia’s Amichai Songs, a Network for New Music co-commission. This six-song cycle, inspired by the work of Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai, examines the individual’s relationship with God through the prism of the Jewish experience. A different take on that same relationship is explored in Richard Wernick’s Oracle II, a call to God asking for an end to Jewish suffering and for an assurance of the redemption of the Jewish people.
Network is also pleased to present the world premiere of Philip Maneval’s Tales of Purim, a Network commission that visits the joyous holiday celebrating the deliverance of the Jews through the bravery of Esther; Shulamit Ran’s Soliloquy, a beautiful work exploring the yearning and desire for an absent beloved; and George Rochberg’s Rhapsody and Prayer, commissioned for the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.
The evening will include a Q & A from the stage with composers Daniel Asia, Philip Maneval and Richard Wernick.
WHEN: Sunday, November 3 at 8:00 PM; Q & A with composers during intermission.
WHERE: Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
In advance: $20, regular admission; $15 seniors; $10, students with ID
All tickets are $5 more at the door.
For tickets and information, call 215-848-7647 or visit www.networkfornewmusic.org
Click here for specific program information and links to composer and artist biographies.