Western Wind Vocal Sextet to Perform FLOWING LIGHT - NEW AMERICAN MUSIC FOR VOICES, 6/4

The Western Wind vocal sextet will present Flowing Light - New American Music for Voices on Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 PM in Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 East 61st Street in Manhattan.

The concert will feature the World Premiere of Flowing Light by Matthew Harris, settings of three poems by Wu Tsao, a 19th century Chinese lesbian poet. This piece was commissioned with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The program also includes music by Robert Dennis, Tania León/Michel Camilo and Elliot Z. Levine, along with arrangements of songs Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington and Thelonius Monk and the introduction of Elliot Levine's successor, baritone Peter Walker. (Mr. Levine is relocating to California at the end of August.)

Other Western Wind members are Linda Lee Jones, Michele Kennedy, sopranos, William Zukof, countertenor and Todd Frizzell, David Vanderwal, tenors.

Tickets for the June 4 concert are $35 general admission and $20 student/senior, and can be purchased online at http://www.westernwind.org/store.html?tix. For more concert information, please call 212-873-2848 or e-mail: info@westernwind.org.

Since 1969, the internationally acclaimed vocal sextet The Western Wind has devoted itself to the special beauty and variety of a cappella music. The New York Times has called them, "A kaleidoscopic tapestry of vocal hues..." The Ensemble's repertoire reveals its diverse background - from Renaissance motets to Fifties rock 'n' roll, from medieval carols to Duke Ellington, from complex works by avant-garde composers to the simplest folk melodies. Visit them at http://www.westernwind.org/.

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