Norgard in New York
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Scandinavia House, the Victor Borge Concert Hall (map)
58 Park Ave at 38th st
New York, NY
Pre-concert talkâ€”7:30 PM
The final concert in the NÃ¸rgÃ¥rd in New York series explores the composerâ€™s fascination with the natural world in works for large ensembles that incorporate the physical and aural aspects of nature. The highlight of the concert is the U.S. Premiere of NÃ¸rgÃ¥rdâ€™s major chamber symphony Night-Symphonies, Day Breaks.
The eveningâ€™s program also includes the recent percussion concerto Three Scenes; Prelude and Ant Fugue, a delirious deconstruction of Bachâ€™s C Major Prelude; Prelude to Breaking, a study in the harmony of waves; and the gorgeous Nova Genitura with soprano Sarah Joy Miller, perhaps the most beautiful piece in NÃ¸rgÃ¥rdâ€™s entire body of work. The concert features performances by the Lost Dog New Music Ensemble, soprano Sarah Joy Miller, and percussionist Neeraj Mehta.