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25.4.05

The Call of the Cantata

Ionarts would like to encourage every NYC-based, contemporary music-loving reader to consider the following "call-to-notes" by the young (well, in classical music, just having a pulse would qualify as young) American composer Benjamin C. S. Boyle. His—very much tonal—music (read the Ionarts review from the last concert I was at), from hearing and reading it so far, ranges from the capable to the astoundingly gorgeous. I dare say that if it's worth a trip to New York for me, it's worth a trip down 67th Street for you, Mr. Ross & Co. (Rumors have it that Sieglinde will be there.) Here's your personal invitation:

Dear Friends,

I would like to cordially invite you to a very special musical event. At 8pm on May 18th, I will have the pleasure of presenting my new Cantata, "To One in Paradise," at Merkin Hall in New York. The Bachanalia Festival Orchestra, joined by four vocal soloists and conducted by Vladimir Lande, will premiere this new work alongside works of Bach, Ravel, and others as part of the final concert of their season entitled "Lamentation and Liberation." The poetry of Edgar Allen Poe conjures a wondrous and beautiful, if frightening, image of liberation from suffering and is set to music with this very idea in mind. For a more detailed overview of the piece, please see this.
Tickets can be purchased here.

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