Lay By: a chamber cantata

Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 6:00 pm

This is an archived event, not part of the current festival.

Church Street School for Music and Art

41 White Street (between Church Street and Broadway)
New York, NY 10013


Lay By: a chamber cantata photo
Edgar David Grana

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This event has been selected by Composers Now to be included in its Composers Interviewing Composers Series.  The discussion will happen at 5:30 pm in advance of the performance.

"Lay By" is a chamber cantata composed for the memory of Jewell Bryan Brunsvold by Edgar David Grana and with text by Pamela Brunsvold Rummel. The recording to be presented is a premiere performance to be released later this year as either a performance piece or CD. The featured singer is Kat Vokes and the ensemble is for three instruments: Bb Clarinet, James Noyes; Cello, Luke Krafka; Violin, George Meyer; under the direction of Alex Wakim. As Ms. Rummel wrote in the publication score: "Jewell Bryan Brunsvold was born October 14th, 1923 in Chester, Georgia. A warm and revealing homage to a true southerner. Jewell was a determined, brave woman who overcame all life obstacles with dignity and a love of life that is remembered by all who knew her."

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