Happy Spring! Please join us for our final concert of the season:

Onward and Upward We Go

Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 p.m.

St. Ignatius of Antioch, West End Avenue at 87th Street, Manhattan

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Photo: DanWrightPhotography.com

The darkest days are behind us, the nights are getting shorter, and we are heading into springtime filled with hope.

On May 1, Cerddorion will close the season with three spectacular compositions on themes of progress, protest, and equality. Arise, by Sidney Boquiren, sets the stirring words of five champions in the struggle for women’s suffrage. Amendment: Righting Our Wrongs, by Melissa Dunphy, also celebrates the recent centennial of the 19th Amendment recognizing women’s right to vote. Rounding out the program is the gorgeous song cycle Romancero Gitano — Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s brilliant setting of poems by Federico García Lorca, whose use of his art to fight injustice ultimately led to his assassination.

With guest artists Audrey Chen, cello; Oren Fader, guitar; Emily John, harp; and Bonnie McAlvin, flute.

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Onward and Upward We Go is funded in part with a generous grant from Creative Engagement. This public funding program is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC). LMCC empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Manhattan and beyond. Cerddorion is profoundly grateful to LMCC for their decades-long partnership.