Two World Premieres for Hannah Lash
April brings the world premiere of Lash’s Requiem Pro Avibus Mortuis (Requiem for Extinct Birds), performed by the Park Avenue Christian Church Choir on April 22 in a special concert honoring Earth Day. The performance will be conducted by Paul Vasile. As the Church describes it, “with texts drawn from the Latin Requiem mass and Rachel Maitra, the composer's sister, this intricate and expressive work mourns the loss of birds that have either become extinct or endangered.”
It is a piece about loss in a very universal sense; although the birds are its focal point, the concept of loss is one that is not limited or specific. Perhaps we do not stop to notice the destruction we have caused, but it affects us nonetheless because our world is changed forever
On May 2, the Da Capo Chamber Players premiere Hannah Lash’s Subtilior, Lamento, a new ensemble work commissioned by the Naumburg Foundation for Da Capo. The premiere will take place in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall.
Visit Hannah Lash’s composer profile here.
Subtilior, Lamento (2011)
for flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, and cello
Requiem Pro Avibus Mortuis (2011)
“Requiem for Extinct Birds”
for SATB Choir