Hailed as “a treasured institution (Front Row Center),” New York City’s leading chamber choir, Musica Viva NY, highlights one of its most important missions: the commissioning of new works. On Sunday, December 3, 2023, at 5:00 p.m., at All Souls on the Upper East Side, 30+ singers and orchestra perform gorgeous music by three living American composers: Joseph Turrin, Gilda Lyons, and Richard Einhorn. This performance is part of a journey that will culminate in an ambitious professional recording (Naxos, TBR 2024) of the pieces presented on this program. Making her Musica Viva NY debut is mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, just prior to her 2024 induction to OPERA America’s Opera Hall of Fame.
Ticketing + Program Information:
Sunday, December 3, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. (pre-concert talk at 4:00 p.m.)
All Souls, 1157 Lexington Avenue, New York City, Train 6 to 77th Street or 4/5/Q to 86th Street
Tickets: $50 ($30 for students) are available from MusicaViva.org.
Musica Viva NY:
Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, artistic director and conductor
Musica Viva NY choir
Musica Viva NY orchestra
Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano
Richard Einhorn The Luminous Ground (2023)
Joseph Turrin Crimson Roses Once Again Be Fair (2018)
Gilda Lyons Momotombo (2022)All Souls NYC
1157 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York 10021