Cygnus Ensemble

Cygnus @ SubCulture


Bridge Records and Marsyas Productions                                                                                               

The Expanding Guitar
An Evening of Premieres

Yehudi Wyner ♠ Paul Lansky  ♠ Michael Starobin ♠ David Starobin ♠ William Anderson

January 16, 2015, 7:30 pm
Subculture, 45 Bleecker St.


The twenty-first century has seen an explosive growth and expansion of plucked instrument repertoire, with the guitar leading the way.  The Expanding Guitar showcases the wide expressive range of the instrument, its players and its composers, featuring new instrumental and vocal works.  The ensembles Cygnus and Vox 'n Plux, are joined by soprano, Elizabeth Farnum, baritone Thomas Meglioranza, guitarists Jiyeon Kim, Hao Yang.  


Yehudi Wyner:  West of the Moon (2013)
                   flute, oboe, mandolin, guitar, violin, cello

Michael Starobin:  Blurred (2014)
          a set of arrangements of theatrical songs by Stephen Sondheim, Tom Kitt, and William Finn
                       featuring Vox n Plux --soprano Elizabeth Farnum, with guitarists William Anderson and Oren Fader

Paul Lansky: Talking Guitars (2014)
                        for two guitars

David Starobin:  From Tchaikovsky's Letters (2014)
                               for baritone & guitar

William Anderson:  Eight Rhythms of Djuna Barnes (2014)
                          for Vox n Plux



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