IVES Symphony No. 4
This concert pairs the seldom-performed, mature masterpieces of two of the most important composers of the last century. Turbae ad passionem gregorianam, the monumental magnum opus of Argentina’s Alberto Ginastera, is a modern-day Passion setting that offers a marriage of old and new, integrating serial techniques with Gregorian chant, the unaccompanied plainsong of the medieval Roman Catholic Church.
The Fourth Symphony of pioneering American experimentalist Charles Ives explores the origins of Americana, incorporating into reworked fragments of his own earlier works a myriad of evocative quotations from the hymn tunes and popular songs of his New England home.
The concert features the Carnegie debut of conductor Julian Wachner and Trinity’s resident contemporary music orchestra, NOVUS NY, which was hailed by The New Yorker as “expert and versatile musicians.” The New York Classical Review described NOVUS NY’s performance during a Britten festival at Trinity as meeting “every challenge with an impressive combination of discipline and imagination.”
The chorus will be comprised of the GRAMMY-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street, known for its annual performances of Handel’s Messiah, which The New York Times has proclaimed “revelatory.” When the Choir made its UK debut in 2014, The Times of London described them as “a choir from heaven.” Joining the Choir will be the Trinity Youth Chorus, GRAMMY-winning Washington Chorus, and the Washington National Cathedral Choir of Boys and Girls.
Presented by Trinity Wall Street.
Saturday, February 21; 8PM Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at CARNEGIE HALL
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