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Multidimensional Magnificence

  • The Riverside Church 490 Riverside Drive New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

Multidimensional Magnificence is inspired by the many concerts produced by the American composer and conductor, Gregg Smith. Smith sought to create an aural experience for audiences and was inspired by the polychoral traditions of San Marco, Venice, Italy as well as the stereophonic tendencies of Charles Ives. From the glory of the double choir Bach motet Singet dem Herrn to the Victorian splendor of Parry’s Blest pair of sirens and then to the evocative electro-acoustic pieces, filament and Mille Regretz, the audience will have a surround sound experience. As part of our season-long tribute to Leonard Bernstein on the 100th anniversary of his birth, we offer “Make our garden grow” from Candide.

“Gloria” from Sacrae Symphoniae Giovanni Gabrieli (1555-1612)
Singet dem Herrn, BWV 225 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Blest pair of sirens Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
If music be the food of love Gregg Smith (1931-2016)
filament Ian Sturges Milliken (b.1984)
Hail, gladdening light Charles Wood (1866-1926)
Psalm 67 Charles Ives (1874-1954)
Mille regretz Douglas Geers (b. 1968)
“Make our garden grow” from Candide Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Earlier Event: August 23
Later Event: December 8
Welcome Yule (Manhattan)