METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE PRESENTS

TIM MUNRO AND CHRISTOPHER CERRONE:
LIMINAL HIGHWAY & IN A GROVE

Flute & electronics with Grammy-winning flute virtuoso Tim Munro plus a scene from a new opera in development by composer Christopher Cerrone.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY
6:30pm (doors) / 7:00pm (event)
Tickets: $15 General / $10 Student


Christopher Cerrone conjures sonic environments. His magnetic music surrounds listeners, painting landscapes, bringing to the surface raw emotions. This program provides a snapshot of the composer through new and in-progress works.

A silent, waiting grove. A violent encounter. Seven testimonies. Witnesses and perpetrators reckon with the truth. Inspired by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa’s short story, In a Grove (libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann) is Cerrone’s much-anticipated follow-up to the captivating Invisible Cities, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Here, the first scene receives its US premiere.

There is a moment, between sleeping and waking, where all is fragile, all is possible. Liminal Highway, written for Grammy-winning flutist Tim Munro, evokes the sensation of this moment. Layer upon layer of flute sounds shimmer, pulse and glow, creating a radiantly beautiful sonic mirage.


“Cerrone’s gentle duet...made a strong conclusion and was the evening’s highlight....the result plumbed the subconscious, a realm less peaceful than one likes to imagine.”
— Kurt Gottschalk, Seen and Heard International

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS

 

Eliza Bagg, soprano
Brennan Hall, countertenor
Sean Clark, tenor
Joseph Beutel, bass-baritone
Terry Sweeney, percussion