Anthony Trecek-King, President and Artistic Director
On this CD, you’ll hear the top-level Premier Chorus and Young Men’s Ensemble perform a varied selection of compositions inspired by nature and the changes brought about each year by the seasons. Joshua Shank’s beautiful song cycle depicts the sounds of the seasons with striking poetry and washes of impressionistic color. Stephen Feigenbaum’s “Home” is sung from the perspective of a young child who imagines herself to be the sun in even the darkest seasons of her mother’s life. The selections for children’s chorus from Zhou Long’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Madame White Snake feature delicate and at times playful musings on the seasons in China.