The final concert in the Nørgård in New York series explores the composer’s fascination with the natural world in works for large ensembles that incorporate the physical and aural aspects of nature. The highlight of the concert is the U.S. Premiere of Nørgård’s major chamber symphony Night-Symphonies, Day Breaks.

The evening’s program also includes the recent percussion concerto Three Scenes; Prelude and Ant Fugue, a delirious deconstruction of Bach’s C Major Prelude; Prelude to Breaking, a study in the harmony of waves; and the gorgeous Nova Genitura with soprano Sarah Joy Miller, perhaps the most beautiful piece in Nørgård’s entire body of work. The concert features performances by the Lost Dog New Music Ensemble, soprano Sarah Joy Miller, and percussionist Neeraj Mehta.

About Nørgård in New York

Discover the music of Per Nørgård, Denmark’s greatest living composer. Queens-based Lost Dog New Music Ensemble presents three illuminating concerts at Scandinavia House that reveal Nørgård’s connections to American music and poetry, his vital contributions to the string quartet repertoire, and the influence of the soundscape of the natural world on his music. Featuring 11 major U.S. premieres, including a rare performance of his ravishing Night-Symphonies, Day Breaks. The series includes performances by guest artists Momenta Quartet, soprano Sarah Joy Miller, and percussionist Neeraj Mehta.

“The festival program for Nørgård in New York is a comprehensive presentation of my music, and I am very grateful for this endeavor. It is difficult not to be both touched and impressed by the work done by the musicians and ensembles involved in presenting my music to audiences in New York.

The works in the program come from different periods of my production, and I hope that my music will open the ears of the New York audience to new melodies and new beginnings.”—Per Nørgård



SAT—6-18-2016—8 PM
Series pass $45