METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE AT ECSTATIC MUSIC
Gaby Moreno with LADAMA & Metropolis Ensemble: "¡Spangled!"
Monday, December 2, 2019
Merkin Concert Hall / 129 W 67th St / New York, NY
Tickets: $25 / $20 per 2 Ecstatic Concerts / $162 9-Concert Ecstatic Pass
Guatemalan-born singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno is joined by the women of Latin Alternative quartet LADAMA and the Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra Metropolis Ensemble (Andrew Cyr, conductor) to perform music from ¡Spangled!—her collaborative Nonesuch album with American musician, songwriter, arranger and producer Van Dyke Parks. The set celebrates the migration of song across the Americas and spans more than a century, including a bolero from Panama, a bossa nova from Brazil and an elegiac ballad from the Southwest United States.
The only music series that exclusively presents new work resulting from collaborations, Ecstatic Music has been hailed as “a who's who of the music scene” (WQXR) and "audacious combinations and post-genre hybrids" (The New Yorker). The Ecstatic Music series is curated by composer Judd Greenstein.
Gaby Moreno is a Guatemalan native who made Los Angeles her home almost two decades ago. She has established herself as a singer-songwriter with a repertoire incorporating blues, jazz, folk, and soul, performed in Spanish and English. Public radio listeners… READ MORE
Van Dyke Parks is a storied composer, arranger, and producer who has worked with artists ranging from the Mothers Of Invention to the Beach Boys—as well as Phil Ochs, Harry Nilsson, and Little Feat, to name just a few. More recently, younger artists like Inara George… READ MORE
A performer of “gripping brilliance” and “prodigious energy and skill” (Vancouver Classical Music), hailed as “simply amazing” and “spellbinding.” (Rochester Fringe Festival), New York-based violinist Lauren Cauley propels the avant-garde forward with genre-breaking… READ MORE
Anthony Hervey is a Jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader from South Florida. Hervey was admitted to the Juilliard School at the age of 18 and since has performed with some of the best that jazz has to offer, including Wynton Marsalis, Sean Jones, Nicholas Payton… READ MORE