On March 21st, at eight p.m., composer and cellist Paul Brantley will be joined by mezzo-soprano, Janna Baty; flutist, Marya Martin; and pianist, Pedja Muzijevic, in a program of vocal and chamber pieces by Brantley, Mozart and Ravel.
This concert is modeled after the 18th century Parisian, “Concerts Spirituels”, which were designed to uplift and edify the public with “spiritual” music.
The program will include Mozart’s Violin Sonata in e minor — here in Brantley’s adaptation for cello and piano; Ravel’s Chansons madécasses performed by the entire ensemble; and as a companion piece the premiere of Brantley’s Sigewif — which sets an 9th century Anglo Saxon “Charm: for a swarm of bees” (in the original Anglo Saxon), as well as “Brünhilde’s Peroration”, a setting of Wagner’s unused ‘Schopenhauer ending’ to the Ring Cycle — both about archetypal “warrior women”. The program will close with Brantley’s Swevens Sonata for flute and piano, which was commissioned and premiered by Marya Martin at the Bridgehampton Festival this past summer.
Thursday, March 21st at 8pm
Fort Washington Collegiate Church,
729 W. 181st, NYC
$12 general/$7 students/seniors