Mimesis Ensemble to Perform CHILD at Carnegie Hall, 5/21

Mimesis Ensemble to Perform CHILD at Carnegie Hall, 5/21

The Mimesis Ensemble presents "Child," a program featuring chamber works for mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, horn, bassoon, trumpet, electric guitar, percussion, string quintet and piano. The program includes works by Mohammed Fairouz, David Lang, and Sarah Kirkland Snider.

Sarah Kirkland Snider's piece, Daughter of the Waves, will open the concert, a piece which embodies the emotional state that one experiences in pregnancy, where a sense of profound peace can be quickly followed by thrumming anxiety or ecstatic joy.

Next on the program is Mohammed Fairouz's song cycle for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble, Audenesque. The cycle sets W.H. Auden's poem, In Memory of W.B. Yeats, as well as Seamus Heaney's Audenesque. The cycle encompasses a transformative journey from the cold, despondent, mourning of the dead to its opulent and reaffirming closing statements.

The final piece on the program is David Lang's Child, a piece which examines experiences from the composer's childhood. Each individual movement is in some way a memory of how the composer learned to do something.

The concert features the dynamic mezzo-soprano Kathryn Krasovec, the Associate Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Scott Dunn, and the critically- acclaimed Mimesis Ensemble. The concert is Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm, at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Tickets are $20 general admission and $7 for

students. Tickets are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office at 57th St/7th Ave, by calling Carnegie Charge at 212-247-7800, or at www.carnegiehall.org.