Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New Songs for a New Generation

If I was totally on the ball, this post would have been up last week in anticipation of CBC playing Marjan Mozetich's new composition for mezzo Susan Platts. Titled "Under the Watchful Sky: Three Songs for Mezzo Soprano and Orchestra" the texts are based on the Book of Chinese Songs and was commissioned by Susan with the support of the Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative that she was part of a few years ago (it also paid for her to work with Jessye Norman!).

This video gives you a taste of the piece before it was premiered with the Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec on November 10, 2010.

Now we just need a recording so it can get its much deserved JUNO!!!


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