Eruption of Mount St. Helens (via Wikimedia Commons)

Eruption of Mount St. Helens
(via Wikimedia Commons)

LA REMONTÉE DES CENDRES BY FRANK FERKO
(U.S. PREMIERE)

For countertenor, soprano, choir and instrumental ensemble.

For our March 2016 concert, Cantori continues its successful collaboration with one of the most respected composers of our time. Frank Ferko’s La remontée des cendres is based on the eponymous French poem by Tahar Ben Jelloun, which puts into stark relief the destruction and despair wrought by the Persian Gulf War.

The program also includes Tre nuovi madrigali, a 20th-century work in its US premiere, by the Italian composer Bruno Bettinelli, and At the Edge of the Earth, a 21st-century work in its New York premiere, by the Latvian composer Maija Einfelde.  

Saturday, March 12, 2016 8:00 p.m.
Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street, New York City


Season at a glance


Visions of Utopia and Apocalypse

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

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A Cantori Holiday

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

December 19th & December 20th, 2015


La remontée des cendres

La remontée des cendres by Frank Ferko, sung in French, is based on Tahar Ben Jelloun’s haunting poem of the same name. Cantori presents Tre nuovi madrigali by 20th-century composer Bruno Bettinelli, and At the Edge of the Earth by the Latvian composer Maija Einfelde.

March 12th, 2016

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The Prison

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