2007-2008 Season Opener:
Uptown vs. Downtown

Benefitting The Coalition for the Homeless

Puccini: La Boheme (Highlights)
Larson: from Rent (1996)
Ives: The Unanswered Question (1908)
Cage: 4'33'' (1952) (Version for Symphony, Chorus and Audience)
Carter: from Eights Pieces for Four Timpani (1966)
Reich: from Drumming (1970)
Corigliano: Voyage (1983)
Jihwan Kim: Chain Reaction (2007 World Premiere)

One World Symphony
Vocal Artists
Sung Jin Hong, Conductor

Uptown or downtown? Electronic or acoustic? Rock grunge or refined classic? Perhaps no other work intones contrast in musical style more appropriately than The Unanswered Question by American pioneer Charles Ives. Discover how living New York composers, such as John Corigliano (Academy Award Winner for the film The Red Violin), Grammy Award winner Steve Reich, Pulitzer Prize recipient Elliott Carter, and young New York composers have either followed one path or embraced all forms of music. The tale of life's struggles in Puccini's opera La Boheme is reincarnated in the rock musical RENT, set in Manhattan's Lower East Side. A percentage of proceeds from ticket sales will benefit The Coalition for the Homeless.

Friday, November 16, 2007
St. Ann and the Holy Trinity
Brooklyn Heights, New York

Sunday, November 18, 2007
Ansche Chesed Synagogue
Manhattan, New York

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