Young People's Chorus of New York City to Perform at Zankel Hall, 3/29
The Young People's Chorus of New York City celebrate the centennial season of the San Francisco Symphony with the New York premiere of Mason Bates's Mass Transmission at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall Thursday, March 29, at 8:30 p.m. as part of the orchestra's month-long, coast-to-coast American Mavericks Festival of music by pioneers of the American sound.
Scored by Mason Bates for chorus, organ, and electronics, Mass Transmission is based on an actual story of Dutch parents in the 1920's hearing the voices of their children thousands of miles away in Java through radio wave communications. Also featuring the acclaimed organist Paul Jacobs with electronics by Mason Bates, Mass Transmission will be conducted by Donato Cabrera, the San Francisco Symphony's resident conductor.
Other works on the program are Lou Harrison's Concerto for Organ and Percussion Orchestra, and David Del Tredici's Syzygy conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas and Harry Partch's Daphne of the Dunes.
Two days later, on Saturday, March 31, at 7 p.m. the Young People's Chorus of New York City conducted by YPC Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Núñez invite the public to participate in their Weill Music Institute Community Sing performance at the Schomburg Center for Black Research in Harlem at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street.
The free concert includes songs from YPC's travel recent trip to the Dominican Republic, Chanflin and Guayacanal; jazz standards Take the A Train and This Joint in Jumpin'; the African-American spiritual Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, the popular YPC anthem, Give Us Hopeand more.
Admission to the Saturday, March 31 Community Sing is free. Everyone is welcome to come and sing along.For information and directions, call(212) 491-2200 or visit http://www.nypl.org/locations/schomburg