Myths and Hymns: Chapter 4 - FAITH

MasterVoices
Online
Concert
Location: 
https://www.youtube.com/c/MasterVoicesNY/featured
Event date: 
26 May 2021 to 30 Jun 2021
Start Time: 
6:30pm - YouTube Premiere with Live Chat on 5/26/21
Conductor / Keynote Speaker: 
Ted Sperling, Conductor

The central project of MasterVoices’ 2020-2021 season will be a virtual rollout of award-winning composer Adam Guettel’s theatrical song cycle, Myths and Hymns, in an online staging conceived by Ted Sperling. Inspired by Greek myths and a 19th-Century Presbyterian hymnal, the 1998 cycle is a kaleidoscopic collection of musical genres as it explores the nature of faith and longing in a secular world. New short musical films will illustrate the protagonist’s attempt to seek answers in four ways – through Flight, Work, Love, and Faith. The four chapters of this personal voyage will be released in free digital installments throughout the winter and spring.

The central project of MasterVoices’ 2020-2021 season will be a virtual rollout of award-winning composer Adam Guettel’s theatrical song cycle, Myths and Hymns, in an online staging conceived by Ted Sperling. Inspired by Greek myths and a 19th-Century Presbyterian hymnal, the 1998 cycle is a kaleidoscopic collection of musical genres as it explores the nature of faith and longing in a secular world. New short musical films will illustrate the protagonist’s attempt to seek answers in four ways – through Flight, Work, Love, and Faith. The four chapters of this personal voyage will be released in free digital installments throughout the winter and spring.

The fourth and final chapter this digital series, FAITH, explores the possibility of finding fulfillment through the possibility of finding fulfillment through belief in something bigger. There’s a Land conjures a version of heaven where all problems are solved. There’s a Shout also puts stock in a God that will come to the rescue. Awaiting You mourns the loss of loved ones and teachers. A recasting of Saturn Returns shows the acceptance that fulfillment will have to come from an internal change, a reconciliation of desire and acceptance. Light After Darkness uses one more hymn text to recapitulate the themes of the piece and celebrate its completion.

 

Featured Artists:

Anthony Roth Costanzo, Trip Cullman,  Erik Freer, Annie Golden, Joshua Henry, Theresa McCarthy, Ailyn Pérez, Nicholas Phan, Ted Sperling, The MasterVoices Chorus, and more artists TBA!

Artwork created by Mikyung Lee

 

For more information click here: https://www.mastervoices.org/events/mythsandhymns-chapter4/

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