Posted in music | pictures on February 7, 2013

photos by David Andrako

Shara Worden & The Orchestra for the Next Century, Ecstatic Music Fest 2013
Shara Worden

As you may know, the Ecstatic Music Festival is underway in NYC with concerts happening now through March 21 at Merkin Concert Hall in the Kaufman Music Center. Last night (2/6) featured a performance by Clogs and Sarah Kirkland Snider & Orchestra for the Next Century. The latter was presenting the world premiere of Unremembered, a 13-song cycle set to poetry and artwork by New-York-based poet/writer Nathaniel Bellows. DM Stith, My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden (who performed the opening night) and Clogs' Padma Newsome. sang as part of it. Pictures from the evening, as well as setlist and program notes,  are in this post.

The next EMF performance happens February 20 featuring a collaboration between Deerhoof and Chicago ensemble Dal Niente, including new work by Brazilian-born composer Marcos Balter. Deerhoof and Dal Niente previously collaborated last summer as part of Chicago's Wordless Music series. Tickets to the event are still available.

More pics from last night's Ecstatic Music Festival performance are below...

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Shara Worden

Rachel Elliott

Shara Worden

Panma Newsome

Shara Worden

Clogs

Shara Worden

DM Stith

Shara Worden

John Schaefer and Sarah Kirkland Snider

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Martha Culver, Sarah Kirkland Snider and Caroline Shaw

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Shara Worden

Allen Tate & Avery Griffin

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Gary M Schneider, Music Director

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Merkin Concert Hall Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Kaufman Music Center
presents
Ecstatic Music Festival®

Clogs, Sarah Kirkland Snider and Orchestra for the Next Century,
Gary M. Schneider, conductor

New Sounds Live co-presentation
WNYC's John Schaefer, host

PADMA NEWSOME

Overtures to the Public from 2 Moon Smile (2012)
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, VOCALISTS and CLOGS

Pink Lycra - Only Friend (2012)
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, VOCALISTS and CLOGS

Selections from Shady Gully (2012)
CLOGS

Song of the Bees (2011)
CLOGS and SHARA WORDEN

Loev Song (2007)
STRING ORCHESTRA and CLOGS


DM STITH

Mountains of Mind (2012)
Arr. Judd Greenstein DM STITH and CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

SHARA WORDEN

Looking at the Sun (2012)
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA and SHARA WORDEN

That Point When (2012)
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA and SHARA WORDEN

Whoever You Are (2012)
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA and SHARA WORDEN
Originally commissioned by Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Intermission

SARAH KIRKLAND SNIDER

Unremembered (2012) World Premiere
Words: Nathaniel Bellows for chamber orchestra and vocalists

1. Prelude
2. The Estate
3. The Guest
4. The Girl
5. The Swan
6. The Witch
7. The River
8. The Orchard
9. The Speakers
10. The Song

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Pretentious.

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