Thursday, February 28, 2008

Meet ONE of the Transient Glory composers

The Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC) will perform
at their 7th Transient Glory Concert on Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. You thought last year’s Transient Glory program was pushing the envelope? Wait until this year! Douglas J. Cuomo’s new work Fortune is based on an ancient Taoist tale that will have the chorus members accompanying themselves on homemade percussion instruments. Plus, the concert will feature the works of 6 amazing composers including:
  1. Joan Tower (Who just won several Grammy's)
  2. Douglas J. Coumo (who wrote the theme music for "Sex in the City"),
  3. Ko Matsushita, who is travelling in from Japan,
  4. Bora Yoon (an incredible young composer who will use cool cell phone techniques)
  5. And a new Music/Film collaboration with Michael Gordon (Bang on a Can Co-Founder)with Film maker Bill Morrison.
  6. Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (who wrote - Ragtime, Once on This Island and more...)

    Here is an update on ONE of our composers:
    Douglas J. Cuomo

Have you visited Doug Cuomo's website? You can hear excerpts from some of his impressive pieces such as SEX & THE CITY the TV show and new movie and many other film and TV shows. I just found out he also arranged, produced and conducted strings for numerous pop music artists including:

OOPS I DID IT AGAIN (Jive Records).
#1 pop albumand

#1 pop album and #1 single

Interestingly he has written only few choral works - including: KYRIE (from And On Earth, Peace: A Chanticleer Mass)

and now of course, a new choral work for The Young People's Chorus ( entitled FORTUNE. This will be his first work for children's chorus.

To figure out what to do, Doug visited one of our YPC December rehearsals and even brought his children to our Family Concert at Carnegie Hall. He thoroughly enjoyed listening to the YPC and was excited and choose an amazing text for his new piece.

Tickets are on sale now at the Columbia University Miller Theater

box office: call 212-854-7799.
Student/parent tickets are $10Adult tickets are $25

Join us on groups: Transient Glory VI

or visit

No comments:

Post a Comment