THE NEW SONG: An Evening of New Music by Japanese and American Composers with Vocalist Daniel Neer and Friends
Tuesday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Scorca Recital Hall at National Opera Center – 330 Seventh Avenue (between 28th and 29th Streets), 7th Floor
Admission: $10 at the door
THE NEW SONG recital series presents an evening of vocal chamber music featuring new works by Japanese and American composers as well as traditional Japanese art songs rarely performed in the United States.
Ted Gorodetzky directs vocalist Daniel Neer in a diverse cross-cultural recital that explores the merging of East-meets-West themes in Japanese and American poetry and music. Neer, joined by pianist Erika Dohi, guitarist Jason Robert Taylor, and actor Sonoko Kawahara will present music by Masatora Goya, Karen Tanaka, Kaito Nakahori, and Ellen Mandel. There will be four significant world premieres:
“Masks” by Alex Burtzos,“Oshietekudasai” by Yui Kitamura, “Wanyudo: This Fire Wheel Thing” by fourteen-year old Yusei Hata, and “Alnilam” by Jason Robert Taylor.Traditional Japanese art songs by Haseo Sugiyama, Ikuma Dan, Tamezo Narita, and Tatsunosuke Koshitani are also featured on the program.
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 seldom performed vocal music from around the world.