“The hypnotically iridescent colors in a new piece by composer Philip Lasser, that cast the strongest spell.” Philip Kennicott – The Washington Post
Cantori New York will premiere Lasser's "The Elements" for Choir and 2 Cellos.
Saturday November 10th at 8PM and Sunday Nov 11 at 3PM
at the Church of St. Lukes in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street New York City.
For tickets: Cantori New York
Commissioned by Mark Shapiro and Cantori New York, “The Elements” is a poetic tribute to the 100th Anniversary of World War 1 and its Armistice.
With poems by Ernest Hemingway, Robert Frost and E.E. Cummings, “The Elements” speaks of the philosophy of human hate, love, faith and their frailty in the face of natural earth.
Makoto Nakura will perform Lasser's "Bach Echoes" A Hybrid Variation set on Bach's A minor Flute Partita BWV 1013 for solo Marimba.
Sunday, November 11, 2018 4PM in Falls Church, VA. Commissioned by Makoto Nakura for the Saito Grand Vibraphone, Philip Lasser’s Bach Echoes is a work delving into the inner working of Bach’s magnificent counterpoint and creating a unique work which dialogues with the past and speaks of today.
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New CD Release with Lasser's Piano Sonata "The White Owls" by pianist Minju Choi
Pianist Minju Choi has just released her new CD Boundless where she plays Lasser’s Piano Sonata The White Owls. Having played this Sonata for many years, Minju Choi has recorded a most beautiful and powerful performance of this 3 movement work.
“Having been trained in the counterpoint-rich tradition of Nadia Boulanger, Lasser plumbs Germanic depths while managing to distil them on a Gallic surface without seeming superficial.” Ken Smith – Gramophone