Ives Symphony #4 – New York Choral Consortium and the New York Philharmonic
Date: April 5, 2013
Location: New York, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
Ives: Symphony #4
Christopher Rouse: Prospero's Rooms
Bernstein: Serenade, (after Plato's "Symposium")
The New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Members of the New York Choral Consortium
Joshua Bell, Violin
Dates: April 17-18 at 7:30 and April 19-20 at 8 PM
For Further information or tickets go to: www.newyorkchoralconsortium.org/
Symphony No. 4, written between the years of 1910 and 1916, is notable for its multi-layered complexity - usually necessitating two conductors in performance, its use of folk/hymn tunes - and for its oversized orchestra (in its 1965 premiere, Leopold Stokowski called on two assistant conductors to wrangle the American Symphony Orchestra). Maestro Alan Gilbert will have one conductor assisting him in these performances.
The New York Choral Consortium, comprised of fifty of the metropolitan area’s performing choral groups, advocates for the visibility and viability of choral music throughout the five boroughs of the city and beyond. These concerts feature selected members of each of the member choirs, who have come together to perform in the Ives for this concert series.
NYCC member organizations have access to strategy seminars, networking events, and social events that promote healthier choruses and a more vibrant choral community. The NYCC also supports a cooperative approach to promoting programming diversity in the city by publishing an internal programming calendar for future seasons. It publishes a choral calendar and distributes information on upcoming concerts of member organizations through an opt-in email list.
In late-spring every year, the NYCC sponsors The Big Sing, a massed singing event where singers from the member choruses and members of the public gather to sing choral favorites under the batons of New York City conductors. Save the date: This year’s Sing will occur on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 8 PM at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle!