Announcing Our 28th Season!
Visions of da Vinci
Music inspired by the life of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) alongside works by da Vinci’s contemporaries. Featuring the New York premiere of Jocelyn Hagen’s “Triptych of Knowledge” from The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci; Eric Whitacre’s Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine; a world premiere by David Stern based on a sequence of notes from one of da Vinci’s riddles; as well as music by Josquin des Prez, Heinrich Isaac and Philippe Verdelot, who were all active in Florence during da Vinci’s lifetime.
Sunday, November 19 at 3pm
In Praise of Palestrina, Standford and Bruckner
A program commemorating these musical luminaries and exploring connections between them; all three are celebrating significant anniversaries in 2024.
Sunday, March 3 at 3pm
Yearning to Breath Free
The poetry of Emma Lazarus and the music of Dietrich Buxtehude are dual inspirations for Carolyn Shaw’s deeply moving cantata, To the Hands, which explores the plight of refugees from around the world and contemplates our “role and responsibility in these global and local crises.” Shaw’s work will be paired with Buxtehude’s “Ad Manus” from his Membra Jesu Nostri, on which it is based, as well as with other pieces related to this theme, including Saunder Choi’s The New Colossus, and the final ‘anthem’ from 1001 Voices: A Symphony for a New America by Frank London and Judith Sloan.
Sunday, May 5 at 3pm
Cerddorion is funded in part by 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.