S6: GREAT MUSIC AT ST. BART'S
Saturday, February 3, 7:30PM
St. Bart's Chapel, 325 Park Avenue, New York, NY
Tickets: $25 General Admission; $15 Students and Seniors
Hotel Elefant, lauded by Time Out New York as “megatalented” and “one of New York’s fastest rising new - music outfits,” makes its Great Music at St. Bart’s debut. Their program features the world premieres of new works scored for flute, clarinet, violin, and cello by Hotel Elefant composers Hannis Brown, Patrick Castillo, Jascha Narveson, and Leaha Maria Villarreal, alongside Kaija Saariaho's Nocturne for solo violin and Desangramiento for viola and electronics by Kirsten Volness. The Hotel Elefant musicians performing this program are Domenica Fossati, flute; Christa van Alstine, clarinet; Andie Tanning Springer, violin; Kallie Ciechomski, viola; with special guest Caleb van der Swaagh, cello.
Leaha Maria Villarreal: Oceania
Kirsten Volness: Desangramiento
Hannis Brown: The Moon at Kanazawa
Kaija Saariaho: Nocturne
Jascha Narveson: Automat
Patrick Castillo: Music for Four
Great Music at St. Bart’s continues the programmatic focus initiated by the Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation Artistic Director William K. Trafka (Director of Music and Organist of St. Bart’s): to embrace a wide range of music in programs that shine in St. Bart’s spaces. The magnificent 1918 Romanesque-style church, a National Historic Landmark, features a portal designed by Stanford White and a grand Byzantine-style interior and two of New York’s unlikely but outstanding concert spaces.