This evening we had an exciting rehearsal with the magnificent Lucy Shelton on Fang Man’s new piece, Song of a Lonely Autumn Night, which we will be premiering at Symphony Space on Monday, February 6. Last season we premiered Mandy’s Song of Sorrow with bass-baritone Eric Owens as part of our “Mahler 100 / Schoenberg 60” project, and this is the second song in a larger cycle of Mandy’s settings in original Chinese of the same poems by Li Bai which Mahler set in Das Lied von der Erde, in German translation by Hans Bethge.
Join us on Monday to hear the entire piece. Our concert, “Dolce Suono Ensemble Commissions and Premieres,” is part of the city-wide Composers Now Festival and features seven of our recent commissioned works. Our star-studded cast also includes composers Richard Danielpour, David Ludwig, Steven Mackey, Stratis Minakakis, Shulamit Ran, Steven Stucky and baritone Randall Scarlata.
DSE artists: Mimi Stillman, flute – Paul Demers, clarinet – Marc Rovetti, violin – Yumi Kendall, cello – Charles Abramovic, piano – Gabriel Globus Hoenich, percussion