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Three Yaddo Composers Part of Black History Month Tribute

Nathan Myers, Baritone
Nathan Myers, Baritone

Work by three Yaddo composers – David Del Tredici, George Tsontakis, and Carolyn Yarnell – will be featured in an Albany Symphony Orchestra concert to be presented February 19-20 in Saratoga Springs and Troy, New York, in celebration of Black History Month.

The Spirituals Project, new arrangements of traditional spirituals by contemporary American composers, will include pieces by composers Bun-Ching Lam, John Harbison, Michael Woods, and Daniel Roumain, in addition to the three Yaddo composers. David Alan Miller, the orchestra’s music director and conductor, said the intent of the project was to “rediscover and reinvent” a classic American art form that is not as universally recognized as it deserves to be. When looking for composers to commission for the project, Mr. Miller purposely overlooked folk composers and sought “interesting and compelling” composers representing a wide variety of backgrounds and interests, he said. Baritone Nathan Myers will be the guest soloist for The Spirituals Project presentation, which will include the following songs:

David Del Tredici Fantasy on “Nobody Knows”
John Harbison Ain’t Goin to Study War No Mo’
Bun-Ching Lam Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Daniel Roumain Sinner Please Doan Let Dis Harve’ Pass
George Tsontakis De Gospel Train
Michael Woods Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Carolyn Yarnell Weepin’ Mary

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