Monday, February 25, 2019, at 3:00 pm
This is an archived event, not part of the current festival.
Homeless Shelter in New York City
"Forgotten Voices" Commissioned by Music Kitchen - Food for the Soul in celebration of the 100th concert and 15th season Featuring text by homeless shelter clients.
Music Kitchen Concerts in Homeless Shelters are not open to the public, for the privacy of the clients, but to support Music Kitchen's Commissioning of "Forgotten Voices," featuring the work of 15 of the greatest emerging and established composers of our time.
Founded in 2005 to bring top classical music artists in concert in homeless shelters and hailed in a New York Times feature article "Just three blocks from Lincoln Center…The concerts have an air of authenticity and directness that sometimes does not exist in concert halls," Music Kitchen has presented over 100 concerts, nearly 200 top emerging and established artists, including Emanuel Ax, Glenn Dicterow, Carter Brey, Albrecht Mayer of the Berlin Philharmonic, and reached over 17,000 homeless shelter clients. In celebration of the 17,000 clients served, 100th concert and upcoming 15th season in March of 2020, Music Kitchen proudly launches "Forgotten Voices", a composite song cycle featuring incidental comments by homeless shelter clients from the first 100 concerts, set by 15 composers. "Forgotten Voices" premieres one new song each month in a shelter, beginning January 2019 and is proud to feature composer James Lee's "From My Heart" for the Composers Now Festival. "Forgotten Voices" will also feature Tania Leon, Courtney Bryan, Jon Grier, Kelly Hall-Tompkins, Jessie Montgomery, Beata Moon, Paul Moravec, Kevin Puts, Steve Sandberg, Jeff Scott, Joel Thompson & Errollyn Wallen.