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Spring Concert

Thursday, April 10, 2008
The Times Center / 242 West 41st Street
7:30pm (doors) / 8pm (event)

Kiera Duffy, soprano
Anna Polonsky, solo piano
Mike Daisy, narrator
Andrew Cyr, artistic director & conductor


METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR ANDREW CYR PRESENT

Metropolis Ensemble’s Wet Ink Composer Resident Ryan Frances (b.1981): 
Piano Concerto*

Ravel: 
Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé

Esa-Pekka Salonen: 
Five Images from Sappho

Erik Satie:
Sports et Divertissements, arranged by David Bruce** and narrated by Mike Daisey

*World Premiere, Jerome Foundation Commission
**World Premiere, Metropolis Ensemble Commission
 

 

Metropolis Ensemble and Artistic Director/Conductor Andrew Cyr present the World Premier performance of Piano Concerto by Metropolis Ensemble’s Wet Ink Composer Resident Ryan Frances (b.1981) featuring pianist Anna Polonsky. Also on the program, three 20th Century masterpieces: Ravel’s Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé, Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Five Images from Sappho with soprano Kiera Duffy, and Satie’s Sports et Divertissements, arranged by David Bruce and narrated by Mike Daisey.

PROGRAM NOTES (PDF)


CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS

Anna Polonsky, solo piano
Kiera Duffy, soprano
Mike Daisy, narrator
Andrew Cyr, artistic director & conductor
Arnaud Sussmann*, violin
Erin Keefe, violin
Eric Nowlin, viola
Michal Korman, cello
Rachel Calin, bass
Lance Suzuki, flute
Alex Sopp, flute
James Austin Smith, oboe / English horn
Bill Kalinkos, clarinet
Sarah Beaty, clarinet
Adrian Morejon, bassoon
Adam Krauthamer, horn
Caia LaCour, horn
Britton Matthew, percussion
Bridget Kibbey, harp
Steve Beck, piano

*Concertmaster


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