James Whitbourn & More Set for Special ANNELIES Conversation at Lowenstein Auditorium, 4/24
Distinguished British composer James Whitbourn, nationally renowned choir conductor James Jordan and internationally celebrated soprano Arianna Zukerman will participate in a special moderated discussion and Q & A with the audience of Whitbourn's internationally acclaimed Annelies, the first major choral setting of The Diary of Anne Frank, on April 24, 2014. Taking place at the Lowenstein Auditorium of Manhattan's Temple Emanu-El on the Upper Eastside at 6:30 PM, this conversation will include the Grammy nominated artists' roles in bringing the work, commissioned by the Jewish Music Institute of London, and premiered at a royal commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2005, to life.
Mr. Whitbourn, with his librettist, Melanie Challenger, was given unique access to the Anne Frank Foundation and support from the surviving family to use the Diary. Maestro Jordan, one of the foremost conductors on choral music in the country, was instrumental in bringing the work to the United States and gave the US premiere. New York native Ms. Zukerman sang the premiere of the completed chamber version in The Hague, Netherlands, on the occasion of what would have been Anne Frank's 80th birthday and has since performed the oratorio around the country.
Annelies: A Conversation with the Artists
April 24, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Lowenstein Auditorium, Temple Emanu-El
10 East 66th Street, New York City
TICKETS (required for entrance to event):
General $15; $10 students and seniors
Call (480) 269-7652