Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: New Voices, Old Muses

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20566 United States

New Voices, Old Muses
Featuring innovative responses to old forms, poetry from the distant past, and ancient instruments, this concert includes large-scale vocal works by Donnacha Dennehy and Anna Clyne, two leading lights in new music. That the Night Come, Dennehy's song cycle on the poetry of W.B. Yeats, is complemented by As Sudden Shut, Clyne's response to Emily Dickinson. The program also includes Edmund Finnis's In Situ, which offers a striking response to composers long past, while other music, including one of Mason Bates's own works, uses electronic sounds to offer a 21st-century perspective on 18th-century forms. Includes a free after party with cash bar and complimentary light menu fare.