Copland, Wyner, Ives, and Fine
Fri, Jan 24, 2020 / 8pm
NEC's Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough St, Boston
Join us as Cantata Singers presents a program of beloved American composers. The program begins with two works by Charles Ives, General William Booth Enters into Heaven and Psalm 79, "God be merciful unto us." Cantata Singers then makes its return to Yehudi Wyner’s Give Thanks to All Things since its world premiere in 2010. Wyner’s work was inspired by a selection of poetry, including Walt Whitman’s “Dirge for Two Veterans,” poetry by Cato, and selections of Psalms from the Bible. Aaron Copland’s cherished ballet, Appalachian Spring, embodies the sounds of 19th century rural America, featuring the beloved Shaker tune, “Simple Gifts.” Concluding the program is Boston composer Irving Fine’s The Choral New Yorker, based on an anthology of poetry that appeared in the magazine between 1925 and 1935.
A pre-concert talk, free to all ticketholders, will be given at 7pm in Williams Hall by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Yehudi Wyner.
Following the performance, all are invited to attend a free post-concert reception.
Charles Ives: General William Booth Enters into Heaven
Charles Ives: Psalm 67, "God be merciful unto us"
Yehudi Wyner: Give Thanks for All Things
Cantata Singers' 2010 Commission
Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring
Irving Fine: The Choral New Yorker
Orchestration by David Hoose