Date: April 18, 2014 | Contact: Public Relations | Tel: 212-903-9750 | E-mail: [email protected]
PERFORMING THE U.S. PREMIERE OF RICHARD AYRES’S NO. 42 IN THE ALPS,
AS PART OF DAVID LANG’S COLLECTED STORIES SERIES IN ZANKEL HALL
Carnegie Hall today announced that soprano Jennifer Zetlan has agreed to step in for Kiera Duffy on Sunday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m., performing the U.S. premiere of composer Richard Ayres’s No. 42 In the Alps with contemporary music group Alarm Will Sound at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall. Ms. Duffy is unable to appear due to illness.
The April 27 program, entitled (post)folk, is part of David Lang’s six-concert collected stories series, which examines different modes of storytelling in a wide variety of music. Ayres’s work incorporates yodeling and other folk idioms to articulate the tale of a young plane crash survivor. The rest of the April 27 program remains as announced, with world premiere works by guitarist / composer Kaki King (Other Education) and composer Kate Moore (The Art of Levitation), plus Donnacha Dennehy’s Grá agus Bás with vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird.
David Lang is the holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall for the 2013-2014 season. For more information, visit carnegiehall.org/lang.
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About the Artist
Ms. Zetlan opened the 2013-2014 season at The Metropolitan Opera singing the role of Rebecca in the U.S. premiere of Nico Muhly’s Two Boys. She also sang Mozart’s Requiem with the Oratorio Society of New York and Handel’s Messiah with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Zetlan returned to Seattle Opera after great success last season, this time as Gilda in Rigoletto. She closes the season in May at the Lexington Philharmonic, performing Golijov’s Three Songs for Soprano and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.
Ms. Zetlan has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician with the Aspen Music Festival, New York Festival of Song, Alexander Paley Music Festival in Richmond, VA, Foothills Chamber Music Festival in Winston-Salem, NC, and The Artist Series of Sarasota. Committed to performing new works, she sang at the 2007 Opera America New Works Showcase, participated in New York City Opera’s VOX Showcase of American Composers in 2008 and 2009 and is frequently involved with the new works program co-sponsored by The Metropolitan Opera and Lincoln Center Theater.
KAKI KING Other Education (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
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David Lang is the holder of the 2013–2014 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall.
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