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Christopher Cerrone at Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy

Exploring the Metropolis

Apr 2014

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May 31, 2014  2pm

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy
179 Pacific Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 243-9447

Admission is free.

Exploring the Metropolis and Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy present composer and 2014 Pulitzer Prize Finalist Christopher Cerrone in the culminating program of his 2013-14 EtM Con Edison Composers’ Residency.

Cerrone will give a discussion/presentation of his site-specific opera, Invisible Cities. Premiering in LA’s Union Station in the fall of 2013, this piece earned Chris the 2014 Pulitzer Prize Finalist nomination and a New Music USA Featured Project award for the upcoming recording.

VIDEO: Watch the trailer for Invisible Cities

Christopher Cerrone is a Brooklyn-based composer who has been hailed as “a rising star” by The New Yorker. With works ranging from chamber music, orchestral works, and fully staged operas to multimedia projects, ambient electronic works and collaborations with visual artists. Recent collaborations include performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, eighth blackbird, New York City Opera, Tulsa Opera, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW. His interactive opera, Invisible Cities, was presented by The Industry in collaboration with the LA Dance Project in the Fall of 2013 in LA’s historic Union Station. Cerrone has received awards and grants from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Chamber Music America, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, OPERA America, the Jerome Foundation, the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music, ASCAP, and New Music USA. A co-founder of Red Light New Music, Christopher Cerrone is one-sixth of the Sleeping Giant composer collective, with whom he serves as co-composer-in-residence at the Albany Symphony from 2014-2017, thanks to a Music Alive grant from New Music USA. He is a 2013-14 EtM Con Edison Composer-in-Residence at Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy and his works are published by Schott NY and Project Schott New York.

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