Friday, May 31 at 8pm ◊ St. Paul’s, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Sunday, June 2 at 3pm ◊ St. Ignatius of Antioch, Manhattan
Exploring ties between past and present, this concert pairs musical masterpieces from the Middle Ages and Renaissance with music from the most recent two centuries. Featuring works by Hildegard von Bingen, Palestrina, Byrd, Victoria, Bruckner, and Messaien, as well as the winners of Cerddorion’s seventh annual Emerging Composers Competition.
Earlier this season:
And Love Waits
Friday, November 16, 2018, at 8pm ◊ St. Paul’s, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Sunday, November 18, 2018, at 3pm ◊ St. Ignatius of Antioch, Manhattan
We opened our 24th season with a celebration of American poetry set to music by American composers. The title work was commissioned by Cerddorion from New York composer Susan Kander and features the poetry of William Carlos Williams. In addition to this world premiere, we gave the first-ever performances of compositions by Robert Applebaum, as well as music by Elliot Carter, Aaron Copland, Elliot Z. Levine, William Schuman, and Eric Whitacre. Other poets on the program included e.e. cummings, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Marianne Moore, Genevieve Taggard, and Walt Whitman.
The Splendor of Gabrieli, Schütz, and Monteverdi
Friday, March 22, 2019, at 8pm ◊ St. Paul’s, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 3pm ◊ St. Ignatius of Antioch, Manhattan
The Basilica of San Marco in Venice was a wellspring of musical innovation in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. There, the polychoral style reached spectacular new heights. No composers illustrate the lush textures and brilliant counterpoint of the early Baroque era better than Gabrieli, Monteverdi, and Schütz. Our program included Gabrieli’s Jubilate Deo à 8; Monteverdi’s Dixit Dominus II; Schütz’s Jauchzet dem Herren, alle Welt and Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied; and many other glorious works. We were joined by a superb period ensemble of strings, brass, and continuo.