Crafts and Dvorak: Sunday, January 27, 2013, 2pm, NHCC

Date: Sunday 27 January 2013

Time: 02:00pm

Sunday, January 27, 2013, 2pm, NHCC

Christopher Confessore, conductor
Brian Cheney, tenor


Crafts:  From a Distant Mesa for Tenor and Orchestra
Dvorak:  Symphony No. 7 (Program Notes)

From a Distant Mesa for Tenor and Orchestra celebrates the rich cultural heritage of New Mexico and the American Southwest. Emmy-winning composer Daniel Steven Crafts sets the words of New Mexico’s most acclaimed writer, Rudolfo Anaya.  Anaya’s novel, Bless Me, Ultima, has been made into a beautiful motion picture to be released this fall.

Originally written for the legendary opera star Jerry Hadley, the work will be sung by Hadley’s only protégé Brian Cheney, now himself a celebrated figure on the world opera stage. This will be the world premiere,  dedicated to the memory of Jerry Hadley.

Program Book

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