Tonight at 8:00 pm, ECMC friends Cantori New York will present in concert the world premiere of Pedro Páramo, a piece commissioned from Colombian-American composer Alba Potes. Her inspiration is the eponymous short novel by Juan Rulfo, which tells the story of a man's quest to find his estranged father and instead finding that his parents' home town has become a ghost town inhabited by the shades of the dead. For tickets, visit www.cantorinewyork.com.
Other pieces in the program include Where the Willows Meet, by Danish composer Niels Rosing-Schow, sets to music poems by James Joyce on the themes of love and music; and Les illusions fanées, four songs from Canadian Jacques Hétu, based on texts from his compatriot, the fin-de-siècle poet Emile Nelligan.
About Cantori New York
Praised by the New York Times for its “spirit of exploration” and qualities of “virtuosity and assurance”, Cantori New York fetes its 30th year, always faithful to its mission of presenting new compositions as well as neglected works that deserve the public’s attention and appreciation. Three-time winner of ASCAP's “Adventurous Programming” prize in recognition of its audacious repertoire, Cantori New York has acquired a solid reputation as an accomplished and innovative vocal ensemble.