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Spring Concert

Thursday, April 10, 2008
The Times Center / 242 West 41st Street
7:30pm (doors) / 8pm (event)
Tickets: $20 General / $10 Student

This concert is supported by Smithsonian
Wine reception sponsored by SIMI


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.


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