New York Philharmonic Biennial (6/9/2016)

Bienneil_logoThursday, June 9

7:00 pm: San Francisco Girls Chorus and Brooklyn Youth Chorus

 8:30 pm: The Knights, San Francisco Girls Chorus and Brooklyn Youth Chorus

* This is a double bill concert. Your ticket gives you entry to both concerts.
Lincoln Center, New York 

Tickets: $25. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (212) 875-5656

As part of the NY PHIL BIENNIAL FESTIVAL, the San Francisco Girls Chorus, The Knights, and Brooklyn Youth Chorus will perform a concert of works by American composers derived from literary sources.

At 7:00 pm, hear music by Oscar-winning legend Philip Glass, Pulitzer Prize winner and Kanye West collaborator Caroline Shaw, and more when Brooklyn Youth Chorus (“The sheer beauty of their singing was captivating” —The New York Times) and San Francisco Girls Chorus (“A listener could only sit slack-jawed in astonishment at the beauty and clarity of their singing” — San Francisco Chronicle) team up at the NY PHIL BIENNIAL.

Program To Include:

Philip Glass/ Arr. L. Bielawa and P. Glass Father Death Blues from Hydrogen Jukebox (New York Premiere of choral arrangement)
Carla Kihlstedt Herring Run (New York Premiere)
Theo Bleckmann Final Answer (World Premiere)
Caroline Shaw so quietly (World Premiere)
Mary Kouyoumdjian Become Who I Am
Gabriel Kahane Back of the Choir (World Premiere)

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At 8:30 pm, The Knights — “spirited and vital” (The New York Times) and one of New York’s “most imaginative high-powered young ensembles” (The Washington Post) — joins forces with the top youth choruses from coast to coast, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and San Francisco Girls Chorus. Featuring new music by “the hottest composer on the planet”(The Daily Telegraph) Nico Muhly, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and more

Program To Include:

Aaron Jay Kernis Remembering the Sea — Souvenir de la Mer (World Premiere)
Lisa Bielawa My Outstretched Hand (World Premiere)
Colin Jacobsen If I Were Not Me (World Premiere)
Nico Muhly Impossible Things (U.S. Premiere)
Timo Andres Comfort Food (New York Premiere)