This evening we enjoyed working with composer Chason Goldfinger, who attended rehearsal of his chansons de la lumière: hymn to the evening. Soprano Sarah Shafer, flutist Mimi Stillman, and pianist Natalie Zhu will premiere the piece along with the other six works by winners of Dolce Suono Ensemble’s Young Composers Competition and music by Debussy on Sunday, May 19 at 3:00pm at Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Our program “Debussy as Painter of Song” features songs and miniatures by Debussy – Ariettes oubliées for soprano and piano, Deux arabesques for piano, and Syrinx for solo flute – juxtaposed with the new works reflecting on the French master.
Rehearsal clip from this afternoon’s rehearsal of Chan Kai-Young’s Le vent de la nuit for alto flute and piano, played by Mimi Stillman and Natalie Zhu. It is one of the seven winning compositions of Dolce Suono Ensemble’s Young Composers Competition, which we will premiere at our concert “Debussy as Painter of Song” on the Dolce Suono Ensemble Presents series on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 3:00pm at Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia. Sarah Shafer, soprano will join Stillman and Zhu for a program exploring Debussy’s songs an miniatures, including Ariettes oubliées, Arabesques, Syrinx, along with the world premieres of the competition winning works by Chan Kai-Young, Hong-Da Chin, Viet Cuong, Michael-Thomas Foumai, Chason Goldfinger, Michael McMillan, and Liza Jane White.