The 92nd Street Y in New York (92NY) has unveiled its plans for a grand celebration of its 150th anniversary, along with the announcement of the star-studded 2023-24 Tisch Music season, which exclusively focuses on classical vocal performances.
One of the highlighted events is "An Evening with Audra McDonald," presented by the renowned singer herself and accompanied by pianist and music director Andy Einhorn. This special performance is set to take place on October 12 & 13, 2023.
Mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter will captivate the audience with "Brooklyn Rider: Songs of Love and Death" on November 10, 2023.
In a noteworthy American premiere, countertenor Reginald Mobley, together with harpsichordist and music director Richard Egarr, will showcase "Garden of Good & Evil," a composition by Errollyn Wallen and Tarik O’Regan, with the Philharmonia Baroque ensemble joining the performance on January 25, 2024.
A compelling song cycle named "COTTON," created by Damien Geter, delves into John E. Dowell's photography and the African American narrative of the past and present. The soloists for this piece are mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves and baritone Justin Austin, and it is scheduled for April 18, 2024.
British-Singaporean mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron returns to 92NY with her deeply personal program titled "HOME(land)" on April 27, 2024. This performance artfully juxtaposes works by Eastern and Western composers, including Brahms, Chen Yi, Berg, Ives, Takemitsu, Mussorgsky, Huang Ruo, Alex Ho, and Charles Trenet, exploring the theme of home and homeland.
Composer and vocalist Gabriel Kahane, in collaboration with Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto, will present a new work commissioned by 92NY. The program for May 11, 2024, will feature music by Bach and Kuusisto, as well as solo violin works by Kahane.
These performances promise to be a series of captivating vocal experiences that will undoubtedly enchant the audience throughout the 2023-24 Tisch Music season at the 92NY, New York.