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The New York Virtuoso Singers Presents More Premieres Concert, Second Presentation of 2013-14 Season on March 30 at Kaufman Center’s Merkin Hall

Location: New York, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
March 25, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net
 
The New York Virtuoso Singers Presents More Premieres Concert, Second Presentation of 2013-14 Season on March 30 at Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall
 
The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director, will present More Premieres, the second concert of their 2013-14 concert season on Sunday, March 30 at 3:00 PM at Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th St. (btw Broadway and Amsterdam) in Manhattan. The afternoon will also include a 2:15 PM talk with the composers. This event is co-sponsored by Merkin Concert Hall.
 
The concert will present American Premieres of a cantata by Ernst Krenek, Thea Musgrave’s new work describing the return of Odysseus to Ithaca and all the perils he encounters on the way, and Yotam Haber’s modern twist on Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ, I AM (2011). Also on the program are Confessions from the Blogosphere by NYVS’s most recent competition winner, Karen Siegel, and a World Premiere of a new work by Michael Schachter, a recipient of BMI's 2013 Student Composers Award.
 
Special guests will be Mary Mackenzie, soprano; Brent Funderburk, piano, and Kaufman Music Center's Vox Nova Choir of Special Music School, Emily John, director.
 
Tickets for the March 30 concert are $25/$20 students/seniors. For tickets or more information, call Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center at 212-501-3330 or visit http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/new-york-virtuoso-singers-more-premieres.
 
All New York Virtuoso Singers concerts are ADA accessible. For MTA transportation information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/_start.aspx.
 
Founded in 1988 by conductor Harold Rosenbaum, The New York Virtuoso Singers has become the country's leading exponent of contemporary choral music. Although the chorus performs music of all periods, its emphasis is on commissioning, performing and recording the music of American composers. The choir appears on over 30 commercial CDs, including releases on Bridge, Albany, Soundbrush, and Kasp. Their latest release is Soundbrush Records’ 25 x 25, works written by 25 major American composers to celebrate NYVS’s 25th Anniversary season. More about the CD at http://soundbrush.com/album/the-25th-anniversary-celebration/. More about the Virtuoso Singers at http://www.nyvirtuoso.org/aboutus.htm. Join their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-New-York-Virtuoso-Singers/130509011774.
 
This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
 
For photos or other press inquiries, please contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.
 
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