Collegiate Chorale and Israel Phil Present KOL NIDRE and MECHAYE HAMETIM at Carnegie Hall, 10/25
Composed in 2004, Symphony No. 7 - A Toltec Symphony is Philip Glass's personal homage to the ancient traditions and beliefs of the peoples of Mesoamerica, circa 700 BCE to 1100 BCE. Although often cited for their accomplishments in mathematics, calendar making, building and architecture, Glass is most concerned with Toltec personal spiritual development: "The Toltecs emphasized the relationship with the forces of the natural world (sun, earth, water, fire and wind) in developing their own wisdom traditions." In his symphony, Glass portrays this spirituality with driving rhythms and varying textures in the orchestra and chorus. James Bagwell conducts The Collegiate Chorale and American Symphony Orchestra.
Robert Wright and George Forrest's Song of Norway (Spring Benefit)
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 6:30pm at Carnegie Hall
Set in 1860, Wright and Forrest (creators of Kismet) cleverly weave Edvard Grieg's compositions together in this romantic operetta/musical filled with glorious music. Song of Norway tells the story of Grieg as he dreams of fame, but who, after experiencing it under the patronage of a famous prima donna, realizes that his true creativity and love are back at home in his beloved Norway. Ted Sperling conducts and directs Broadway greats in the solo roles, including Jason Danieley and Judy Kaye. The American Symphony Orchestra joins The Chorale for this special concert, followed by The Chorale's Benefit Dinner and Live Auction.
Subscription tickets can be purchased by contacting The Chorale office at (646) 435-9465 or via their website: collegiatechorale.org. Single tickets start at $20. Tickets to individual Carnegie Hall concerts may also be purchased through the Carnegie Hall Box Office 60 days in advance of each concert and on Carnegie Charge at (212) 247-7800 or www.carnegiehall.org. Single tickets for all concerts, and for the Fall Gala and Spring Benefit,can be obtained by calling The Collegiate Chorale at (646) 202-9623.
Luigi Dallapiccola's Il Prigioniero
The Collegiate Chorale will perform Il Prigioniero by Luigi Dallapiccola with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Alan Gilbert in Avery Fisher Hall on June 6, 8 and 11, 2013.
The Collegiate Chorale will perform the following concerts at the Verbier Festival in July 2013.
July 19: Beethoven Symphony No. 9, conducted by Charles Dutoit
July 23: Schubert, E-flat Mass, conducted by Christian Zacharias
July 25: Selections from Otello, conducted by Valery Gergiev
The mission of The Collegiate Chorale, led by Music Director James Bagwell, is to enrich its audiences through innovative programming and exceptional performances of a broad range of vocal music featuring a premier choral ensemble. Founded in 1941 by the legendary conductor Robert Shaw, The Chorale has established a preeminent reputation for its interpretations of the traditional choral repertoire, vocal works by American composers, and rarely heard operas-in-concert, as well as for commissions and premieres of new works by today's most exciting creative artists. The many guest artists with whom The Chorale has performed in recent years include: Stephanie Blythe, Victoria Clark, Nathan Gunn, Thomas Hampson, Angela Meade, Kelli O'Hara, Eric Owens, Rene Papé, Bryn Terfel and Deborah Voigt. Last season's highlights included the critically acclaimed concert presentation of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado at Carnegie Hall. In addition to The Chorale's presentations, the chorus performed in five programs during the American Symphony Orchestra's 2011-12 season, sang with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at the Salzburg Festival and in Israel in July 2012, and will return to Verbier in the summer of 2013.
For more information, visit www.collegiatechorale.org or call 646.202.9623.