METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE PRESENTS

ORISONS

Works by Kati Agócs, Máté Balogh, Katherine Balch, Lavell Blackwell, Barnabás Dukay, Lingbo Ma, and Kris McCormick, as part of Agócs’s A Stone’s Throw series with Metropolis Ensemble

May, 2019
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY
6:30pm (doors) / 7:00pm (event)
Tickets: $15 general / $10 students / free for members

Photo by Akos Major


Kati Agócs’s A Stone’s Throw series with Metropolis Ensemble concludes with works for voices that probe the intersection of the mystical with the romantic. For this concert, Metropolis Ensemble and Agócs have commissioned three emerging composers: Lavell Blackwell (U.S.), Lingbo Ma (China), Kris McCormick (U.S.) to write companion works to Agócs’s Hyacinth Curl for two female singers and hand percussion (NY Premiere). We also present two works for soprano and double bass by Katherine Balch, young Hungarian Máté Balogh’s Four Songs, and the vocal version of Barnabás Dukay’s mesmerizing Mist Hovering over the face of the deep.

PROGRAM:
Katherine Balch: Phrases and Vidi l’angelo nel marmo for Soprano and Double Bass
Kris McCormick: New Work for Two Voices and hand percussion, commissioned by Kati Agócs and Metropolis Ensemble (World Premiere)
Lingbo Ma: New Work for Two Voices and hand percussion, commissioned by Kati Agócs and Metropolis Ensemble (World Premiere)
Lavell Blackwell: New Work for Two Voices and hand percussion, commissioned by Kati and Metropolis Ensemble (World Premiere)
Máté Balogh: Nine Songs for SATB (U.S. Premiere)
Kati Agócs: Hyacinth Curl for Soprano, Alto, and hand percussion (NY Premiere)
Barnabás Dukay: Mist Hovering over the Face of the Deep for four tenor voices


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