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New York City Master Chorale presents WATER AND NIGHT

Location: New York, USA
Voicing: Mixed
On Thursday, April 26, 2012 the New York City Master Chorale (, under the direction of Artistic Director Thea Kano, will conclude its sixth season with a spring concert entitled Water and Night. The Chorale will perform a collection of a dozen short works themed on water and night, featuring works by contemporary American composers Stephen Paulus, Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre and Moses Hogan, accompanied by the internationally acclaimed young pianist Laura Barger at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center. The centerpiece of the program will be the world premiere of Paul Leavitt’s Eaux Vives—a work composed especially for the Chorale.

“We are looking forward to sharing this evocative repertoire with audiences in our first performance at Merkin Concert Hall,” says Dr. Kano. “The works on this program showcase the versatility of the Chorale’s singers and our commitment to performing works by living American composers.”

Mr. Leavitt, whose music the New York City Master Chorale also premiered last spring, says that water has been an important source of inspiration for him. He describes his piece as an “elegy to the beauty of water, but also a call to action to protect our environment and the water without which we cannot live.”

WHEN: Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 8:00 pm

WHERE: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street), between Broadway and Columbus Avenue, accessible by train via the 1 (66th St./Lincoln Center station), 2 and 3 (72nd St. station). It is a 10-minute walk from the 59th St./Columbus Circle station (A, B, C, D & 1 trains).

TICKETS: $35 for general admission and $20 for students/seniors. Ticket information is available at or by calling the New York City Master Chorale Box Office at 917.326.1422. Tickets are also available at the door prior to the concert, as space permits.
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