Ekmeles celebrates the release of their first album A howl, that was also a prayer, with a concert at the DiMenna Center’s Cary Hall. Featuring two large-scale microtonal commissions written for the group, and one adopted favorite, the album showcases Ekmeles’s focus on expanding the limits of tuning and technique in ensemble singing. Every ticket comes with a free copy of the album.
- Taylor Brook – Motorman Sextet (2013) Ekmeles commission
- Erin Gee – Three Scenes from SLEEP (2008)
- Christopher Trapani – End Words (2017) Ekmeles commission
Ekmeles personnel for concert
- Charlotte Mundy, soprano
- Elisa Sutherland, mezzo soprano
- Tim Keeler, countertenor
- Steven Bradshaw, tenor
- Jeffrey Gavett, baritone and director
- Steven Hrycelak, bass
Ekmeles’s 2019-2020 season is made possible with funds from the Amphion Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Alice M. Ditson Fund, The Fritz Reiner Center for Contemporary Music, and the generosity of private donors.
This program is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by LMCC.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Tags: Christopher Trapani, Erin Gee, Taylor Brook