C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective to Present LOVE AND OTHER STORIES
C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective will present Love and Other Stories, the first concerts of its 2017-18 Love, Devotion and Water New York season on Thursday, November 9 at 8:00 pm at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W 37th St (between 9th and 10th Avenues) in Manhattan and Saturday, November 11 at 8:00 pm at Our Lady of Mercy RC Church, 70-01 Kessel St (at 70th Ave) in Forest Hills, Queens.
C4 continues its second decade with this program featuring the group's trademark eclecticism, presenting an evening of songs about love - both for and against. On one side are Bernard Rands' lovely and haunting Canti d'Amor, settings of love poems by James Joyce. And on the other, Mario Gullo's Anti-Love Songs take a humorous look at the not-so-lovely side of love. Also on the program: works by Hayes Biggs, David See, Mirjam Tally, Perry Townsend and Micha Ziókowski.
Tickets for the November 9 and 11 concerts are $20 general admission, $25 day of performance, with 10 $4 "Rush" admissions 30 minutes advance at the door, $5 tickets for ages 11 to 17 and free admission for children 10 and under. See both 'Love and Other Stories' performances for the price of one with C4's Concert Pass. Tickets and Concert Pass can be ordered at www.c4ensemble.org/november-2017-concerts.html. Concert program notes will also be available at that address.
All C4 concerts are ADA accessible. For MTA transportation information, visit tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/TripPlanner.aspx.
C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective exists to enrich artists and audiences alike through passionate advocacy of new choral works: performing pieces written within the last 25 years; premiering and commissioning new choral work; and mentoring emerging singers, composers, and conductors of today's choral music. C4's adventurous programming ?lls an important niche in the cultural life of New York, and the ensemble has proven its commitment to presenting high caliber music in a welcoming atmosphere.
C4 received the 2014 Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, the first time they received this honor. Their first two CD releases, Volume 1: Uncaged and Volume 2: Cornerstones, are on the 4Tay label. Visit them at www.c4ensemble.org.
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