Hugo Simberg, Garden of Death  (via Wikimedia Commons)

Hugo Simberg, Garden of Death 
(via Wikimedia Commons)



Saturday, May 16, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street, New York City

The final subscription concert of the season will feature the world premiere of Pedro Páramo, a piece commissioned from Colombian-American composer Alba Potes. Her inspiration is the eponymous short novel by Juan Rulfo, which tells the story of a man's quest to find his estranged father and instead finding that his parents' home town has become a ghost town inhabited by the shades of the dead.

Guest artists:
Peter Tantsits, tenor
Dan Kempson, baritone
Alfonso Díaz, narrator

The program also includes Where the Willows Meet by Danish composer Niels Rosing-Schow, which sets to music poems by James Joyce on the themes of love and music.


Season at a glance

The Jazzman, His Wife and the Persian Poet

A new composition by Dutch composer Jacques Bank exploring the relationship between Charlie "Bird" Parker and his wife, Chan. Also featuring Tom Nazziola's Mediterranean Trilogy.

November 8th & November 9th, 2014


A Cantori Holiday

Our annual celebration of the holiday season, with traditional carols, new arrangements and plenty of winter cheer.

December 6th & December 7th, 2014

Messiahs False and True

Featuring a new composition for chamber choir, clarinet, cello and narrator by Rex Isenberg. Plus, Thomas Tallis's Lamentations of Jeremiah and Siegfried Thiele's Prophezeiungen.

March 7th, 2015

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Pedro Páramo

Music from tales and verse chronicling love, estrangement, destruction and loneliness, including a new commission by Colombian-American composer, Alba Potes, based on one of Juan Rulfo's most famous novels.

May 16th, 2015