New York Festival of Song - The Picnic Cantata/Dinner at Eight

New York Festival of Song - The Picnic Cantata/Dinner at Eight
February 18, 2017 8:00 PM

The Picnic Cantata/Dinner at Eight

Saturday, February 18, 8:00 p.m.

 

In The Picnic Cantata, four women go on a car trip, eat their lunch in the open air, read the newspaper, and drive home tired but happy. Composer Paul Bowles and poet James Schuyler turn this Sunday journey into a quiet masterpiece - a tuneful, witty, and subtly moving work rarely performed since its 1954 premiere. It is paired with two world premieres: a suite of songs from Pulitzer Prize-winner William Bolcom’s latest opera Dinner at Eight, and a new song cycle by Gabriel Kahane, whose recent CD The Ambassadors was hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of the year’s very best albums.”

NYFOS 16-17

 

 

 

 

 

“A hotbed of intriguing selections and rising singers...” – The New York Times

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