February 28, 2017

The New Song, Volume 1

Scorca Hall at National Opera Center
330 Seventh Ave (7th FL), New York, NY 10001
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Volume 1 of THE NEW SONG recital series presents an evening of vocal chamber music featuring new works by Japanese and American composers. Join vocalist Daniel Neer with pianist Erika Dohi, guitarist Jason Robert Taylor and actor Sonoko Kawahara in a diverse cross-cultural program that explores the merging of East-meets-West themes in poetry and music. Directed by Ted Gorodetzky, the program features several significant world premieres, including the chamber work "Masks" by Alex Burtzos, and new songs by Jason Robert Taylor, Yui Kitamura and Yusei Hata. Also featured are works by Masatora Goya, Ellen Mandel, Karen Tanaka, Kaito Nakahori and Japanese arts songs rarely heard in America by Haseo Sugiyama, Tamezo Narita and Tatsunosuke Koshitani.THE NEW SONG recital series is dedicated to the dynamic creation of new vocal music, the worthwhile revival of forgotten songs, and the celebrated discovery of rarely heard vocal music from around the world.