TUESday, JUNE 18, 2019 at 7:00pm
Marc A. Scorca Hall at the National Opera center (New York, NY)
A REMINISCENCE SING: Celebrating the Walt Whitman Bicentennial
A reminiscence sing, Andrea Clearfield
Oh me! Oh life!, Álvaro Gallegos
I Saw Them , Irene Gregori
In clouds descending, Darleen Mitchell
I sit and look out, Marc Ostrow
Passing Stranger, Ben Schuman
additional works by
Scott Gendel, Jonathan Bailey Holland, Jorge Martín, Ned Rorem, Dennis Tobenski, and Craig Urquhart
Now it its milestone tenth season, Cheah Chan Duo has become a mainstay of the New York musical scene with performances at The National Opera Center, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Tenri Cultural Institute, Cornelia Street Café, North of History, Church of St. Luke in the Fields, St. Bartholomew's Church, and Symphony Space.
Lauded by Time Out New York for its “restlessly inquisitive” performances, the Duo has garnered acclaim for its uniquely curated programs of art songs and piano works on themes of cultural and social issues.
A strong advocate for new and rarely performed music, the Duo has also performed works by Chris Cresswell, Jonathan David, Drew Hemenger, Jennifer Higdon, Steve Holtje, Laura Kaminsky, Gilda Lyons, Meredith Monk, Frank J. Oteri, René Silva, Martha Sullivan, and Dennis Tobenski, several of which were world or US premières. The Duo can be heard in an upcoming recording of art songs on the Centaur label by Jonathan David with Two Kingsongs, a song cycle written especially for them.