Hope sings with AMUSE
Amuse is a small ensemble founded by Lee Ryder in the fall of 2003 to bring music written for women’s voices to New York audiences. An often overlooked area of choral literature, this repertory comprises serious works by a wide variety of composers throughout the last twelve centuries.
Cycle 2: Antigone
Featuring the NY première of James Kallembach’s deeply moving oratorio Antigone for women’s chorus and cello quartet (which interpolates scenes from the Sophocles play with the writings of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose resistance movement) with Mary Montgomery Koppel’s Mother of Exiles (a setting of Emma Lazarus’ words that is now famously enshrined at the foot of the Statue of Liberty) and Joshua Shank’s Saro (an early 20th century English-American folk ballad which tells the story of the immigrant that came to the US and leaving his/her love behind).
Concert 1: Sunday, February 9, 4:00pm
Concert 2: Tuesday, February 11, 7:30pm