De Profundis: Out of the Depths
MAY 2, 2019
Thursday at 7 PM
A co-presentation with the Trans-Siberian Arts Festival
Part of TŌN’s Carnegie Hall concert series
This exploration of Psalm 130—which reads “Out of the depths, Oh Lord, have I cried unto Thee”—features works by two women composers: Lera Auerbach and Lili Boulanger. The U.S. premiere of Russian-born poet and composer Auerbach’s version will be given by world-renowned violinist Vadim Repin. Boulanger’s rendering, performed with soprano Elizabeth de Trejo, is dedicated to the memory of her father and was composed at the early age of 22, just one year before her death.
Also on the program are an a cappella choral interpretation by Pulitzer Prize winner Virgil Thomson, and the U.S. premiere of Joachim Raff’s setting for soprano, eight-part choir, and orchestra, which he dedicated to his former colleague, Franz Liszt.