VISIONS OF UTOPIA AND APOCALYPSE
Cantori’s season-opening concert explores prophesies of promised lands and cataclysmic destruction. The Valley of Delight: Three Utopian Fragments by Paul Crabtree brings to life the words of Mother Ann Lee, a Shaker visionary. Leonardo da Vinci’s apocalyptic imaginings take center stage in Siegfried Thiele’s Prophezeiungen. Charles Fourier calls us back from despair and shows us his vision of The New Amorous World in Lembit Beecher’s cantata of the same name.
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson St., New York City
Season at a glance
In The Valley of Delight: Three Utopian Fragments Paul Crabtree offers three Shaker depictions of the promised land. Siegfried Thiele’s Prophezeiungen and The New Amorous World by Lembit Beecher complete the concert.
November 14th, 2015
La remontee des cendres by Frank Ferko, sung in French, is based on Tahar Ben Jelloun’s haunting poem of the same name. Cantori collaborates anew with Mohammed Fairouz on Du’a and presents Tre nuovi madrigali by the 20th-century composer, Bruno Bettinelli.
March 12th, 2016
Dame Ethel Smyth’s The Prison, her last musical composition of significance, imagines a prisoner has an internal dialogue with his soul as the end of his life approaches.
May 14th, 2016