Nina Stern with Kane Mathis on oud, John Murchison on kanun, Jesse Kotansky on violin, and Shane Shanahan on percussion, in a culturally rich program that traces the migration of Mediterranean, medieval music from Sephardic Spain through the Balkans and into the Middle East and Armenia.
American Classical Orchestra, Thomas Crawford, cond.
Performance by East of the River
Rose of the Compass Nina Stern, winds; Shira Kammen, vielle; Tamer Pinarbasi, kanun; Ara Dinkjian, oud; Glen Velez, percussion
The Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine; Kent Tritle, cond.
In this sixth collaboration of the Cathedral Choir with world music ensemble Rose of the Compass, we explore the glories of Constantinople, now Istanbul. From chants and motets composed upon the transfer of this great city from Christian to Muslim hands in the 15th century, to extraordinary modern-day arrangements of indigenous folk songs sung in Turkish, this concert promises to be an uplifting and inspiring look at the culture emanating from this seat of the Ottoman Empire.
Mozart, Ave Verum Corpus and Horn Concerto No. 4
Michael Haydn, Requiem
Krommer, Concerto for Two Clarinets
R.J. Kelley, horn
Nina Stern and Edward Matthew, clarinet
Thomas Crawford, cond.
This March, NYBI will film Goethe’s Proserpina (1777) with music by Karl von Seckendorff in collaboration with Bucknell University Press. On Oct. 14, 2016, we will give the first performance since its Weimar debut in 1778 at theWeis Center with soloist Tiffany DuMouchelle, and conductor Beth Willer.