YOUNG, HIP & GLOBAL The Music of America's Millennial Composers
A new generation of American composers have been taking the choral world by storm with fresh and thrilling new works that reflect the increasingly global and inter-connected society in which we live. Join the 160 voices of our family of choruses, our 11-piece orchestra as well as the 40 voices of our guest chorus, the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn, for an eclectic sampling of this diverse and exciting music. The highlight of the evening will be the world premiere of "Vamo La (Let’s Go!) " by JChris, a first generation American composer. This three-movement, samba and salsa influenced work, in Spanish, Portuguese and English, reflects the young composer’s Peruvian and Brazilian heritage. The concert will also feature over SIX Washington premieres, including:"Temen Oblak" by two-time Grammy award-winning Asian-American composer Christopher Tin"The Quinceanera" by Emmy-nominated composer Matthew Henning"Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight" by 2015 McKnight Foundation Artist Fellow & Adjunct Professor of Composition at Concordia University Abbie Betinis"Sing Were in the Sky" by The ASCAP Foundations 2016 Morton Gould Young Composer Award winner and 2014-15 The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts WNO American Opera Initiative winnerJake RunestadCome experience music that is YOUNG, HIP & GLOBAL!