New York's Kaufman Music Center Presents Concert of Diverse Composers
Hosted on August 28, the concert will celebrate the launch of a new database, which allows users to engage with the works of diverse composers
A concert featuring works by diverse composers will be held at New York's Kaufman Music Center, hosted by the New Muses Project (NMP). The performance, on August 28, 2022, is in honor of NMP's new database that makes works by diverse composers more easily accessible to students and music lovers alike.
NMP envisions its new website and database as offering a curated selection of composers and works which suit the user's existing interests. Users can search the database for their favorite canonical composers, and be presented with a range of diverse composers whose style is similar.
In this way, the database returns the focus to the style and content of diverse composers' music, rather than merely including their works on concert programs as a tokenistic box-ticking exercise.
Alongside the database launch, this concert also celebrates the release of a new album. Featuring a range of local musicians from New Haven, Connecticut, the album is the first in a series that will bring to life the various works available on the database.
The concert will feature choral and chamber works by Ulysses Kay, George Walker, Germaine Tailleferre, Imogen Holst, and Adolphus Hailstork. Performers include the New Muses Project Choir and Chamber Players conducted by Gabriel Crouch, as well as soloists AwetAndemicael (soprano), MaKayla McDonald (mezzo-soprano), and Will Doreza (baritone).
Tickets cost $20 USD and can be purchased on the Kaufman Music Center's website. Student tickets are available for just $12 each,