“a 21st century LIEDER-PALOOZA” – WQXR, New York City Classical Radio, April 2011
“The composers involved in this new Liederabend…span New York’s vibrant, inclusive new-music scene. Some…have shaped tastes for decades. Others like Sarah Kirkland Snider, David T. Little and Matt Marks are among the brightest lights to emerge in recent seasons… Joining those composers…is an equally starry constellation of vocalists, actors, stage directors and video artists.”
– Time Out New York, April 2011
“An expansive, at times explosive survey of contemporary art song, musical theater and opera.”
-Olivia Giovetti and Steve Smith
Seeking to update the definition of liederabend for the 21st century, independent producing companies Beth Morrison Projects and VisionIntoArt join forces to present the most ambitious, and comprehensive art song festival of the season. Building on the festival’s critically-acclaimed premiere in 2009 (Best of 2009 in Classical and Opera Timeout NYC), over the course of two evenings—with each featuring a distinct, dynamic program—video artists and lighting designers are paired with luminaries from the New York and international new-music scenes.
Boasting 10 world premieres, the festival—which played to sold-out audiences in its last two incarnations—showcases performances by NOVUS NY, the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and a host of top soloists. The Friday lineup (Program 1) includes songs by Missy Mazzoli, Ted Hearne, Muhammad Fairouz, David T. Little, Marie Incontrera, Eric Whitacre, Tod Machover, and more. On Saturday (Program 2), hear Anna Clyne’s commissioned song cycle As Sudden Shut; Judd Greenstein’s My City: Manahatta, featuring animation by Joshua Frankel; Paola Prestini’s Hubble Cantata; works by Nico Muhly, Julian Wachner; and much more.