The Seraphim Singers (Boston, MA, Jennifer Lester, music director) commissioned a new choral work by Russian-American composer Polina Nazaykinskaya (b. 1987). The ensemble gave the world premiere of the SSAATTBB-scored Triptych on April 10, 2016, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord, MA, as part of its nature-themed concert series “Renew the Face of the Earth: Celebrations of the Beauty of Creation.” Triptych’s three, neo-romantic movements—“A Winter Night,” “The Falling Star,” and “The Cloud”—are set to the poetry of Sara Teasdale. Nazaykinskaya is a winner of the Dmitri Kabalevsky Competition, the Vyacheslav Zolotarev International Composers Competition, and a Soros Fellowship for New Americans.
The Seraphim Singers reprised its performance of Triptych at the Women in Music Festival sponsored by the American Guild of Organists, Boston chapter on May 22, 2016, in Newton, MA. For further information about the work, Nazaykinskaya can be contacted via her website, http://polinacomposer.com.