Michael Kerschner / Artistic Director


March 25, 2017, 7pm: The consolations of imagination, aesthetic experience, the sublime: American Gothic, YNYC Mixed Ensemble – YNYC will present an immersive and highly stylized performance dedicated to the poetry Edgar Allan Poe. Tarik O’Regan’s 2006 masterwork, The Ecstasies Above, will be bookended by two loop-based choral improvisations, involving the audience in a meditation on Poe’s sublime and melancholic texts. http://ynycamericangothic.bpt.me/

April 29, 2017, 7pm: The consolations of folk art, ancient custom, heroism, genius: Story Time, YNYC Women’s Ensemble and Chamber Singers – This dramatic performance will feature stories of humor, fantasy, loss, memory, and fantasy, told by Opera Choruses, Madrigals and Folk Ballads. This concert will feature YNYC’s Competition for Young Composers, this year representing the best new music for Women’s Choir. http://wynycstorytime.bpt.me/

June 3, 2017, 7pm: The consolations originality, artists’ voice, emotion: Newest Wave, YNYC Mixed Ensemble – YNYC’s full range of atmospheric vocals will be on display as a battery of young composers arranges songs by Avant Pop musicians: Sufjan Stevens, Prince, Kate Bush, David Bowie, and others. These will be paired with complementary selection of choral music from the standard repertoire for a unique concert experience. http://ynycnewestwave.bpt.me/