Nathan and Stephen Selman (of Dagger Shores, The Big Parade) do some interesting acoustic versions of two Portraiture songs from the upcoming EP.
For centuries performers and audiences have become accustomed to remain fixed in their seats during performances. This program shatters that concept with an innovative body of works that explore sound and space in dynamic ways. The sanctuary of All Souls will be a key element of this program as the accomplished singers of Musica Viva explore its acoustical limits. The result will be a not-to-be-missed haunting sonic experience.
The program will include:
The Lamb by John Tavener
The Reverend Mustard His Installation Prelude by Nico Muhly
Cantos Sagrados by James MacMillan
Amen by Henryk Gorecki
Raua needmine (Curse Upon Iron) by Veljo Tormis
Pilgrims’ Hymn by Stephen Paulus
The Beatitudes by Arvo Pärt
Song for Athene by John Tavener
He was very excited to make his national television debut. Look for him on the top left of the risers!
This year’s celebrated composer at Bard Music Festival is Carlos Chávez. Nathan will be joining the Bard Festival Chorale for Program Eight in Forest of the Amazons by Villa-Lobos, conducted by Leon Botstein.
READ THE NEW YORKER ARTICLE:
PROGRAM EIGHT: Reimagined Landscapes and Pasts
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959), Amazonas (1917); Forest of the Amazons (1958)
Silvestre Revueltas (1899–1940), Cuauhnáhuac (1930)
José Pablo Moncayo (1912–58), Three Pieces for Orchestra (1947)
Here is some behind-the-scenes footage from this beautiful, resurrected opera:
The Ensemble for the Romantic Century recently commissioned Nathan Siler to transform Gottschalk’s virtuosic piano piece “Union” to include a playful (and disruptive) barber shop quartet. The piece is part of their fascinating production “Jules Verne: from the Earth to the Moon.” April 8-12.