Sept Chansons, Francis Poulenc

La canción desesperada, Donald Grantham

Ode to St. Cecilia, Henry Purcell

©    Matthew Payne

© Matthew Payne

© Michael Walter

© Michael Walter

© John Boccabella

© John Boccabella


Nicolette Mavroleon, soprano
Thomas West, baritone
Gregory Harrington, violin
Tim Pyper, organ

Poulenc’s luminescent settings of impressionist poetry are an ideal amuse-bouche for the beautiful cycle by Donald Grantham, with soloists and violin, which sets Pablo Neruda’s “Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair.” Grantham’s lyrical, expressive music evokes the tumultuous feelings of people in love. The concert concludes with Purcell’s joyful and radiant cantata, for chorus with soloists and organ.

Saturday, March 9th, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Church of St. Francis Xavier
46 West 16th Street, New York City

Sunday, March 10th, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
Church of the Holy Apostles
296 9th Avenue, New York City