The musical work of Sarah Lawrence College students and faculty will be included in a Carnegie Hall concert “Pre-Raphaelite II,” presented by the Cygnus Ensemble, the College’s ensemble-in-residence, on March 8 at 8:30 p.m. in the Weill Recital Hall.
Music Program Director Chester Biscardi’s duo for guitar, “Resisting Stillness”, will be performed along with Steve Reich's “Electric Counterpoint” with 15 live guitarists and “The Creation, A Townley Mystery Play” scored with guitar and mandolin.
Arias from “Modern Painters” by David Lang and librettist Manuela Hoelterhoff, arranged by composer and SLC student Patrick Metzger, will be performed, sung by students Nehemiah Luckett, baritone, and Liana Stillman, soprano.
Other works include a composition and solo by faculty member William Anderson and performances by Carsten Schmidt, faculty, and students Dustin Carlson, guitar, Gab Bowler, bass and Luke Bace, bass.
The Cygnus Ensemble, which BBC Music called “confident and eloquent,” is celebrating its 22nd Season. Members include Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Robert Ingliss, oboe; Calvin Wiersma, violin; Susannah Chapman, cello; William Anderson, guitars and Oren Fader, guitars.