FAREWELL TO SORROW
Sept Chansons, Francis Poulenc
La canción desesperada, Donald Grantham
Ode to St. Cecilia, Henry Purcell
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