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Chamber Orchestra:  Johanna Beyer’s Cyrnab and other works

Chamber Orchestra: Johanna Beyer’s Cyrnab and other works

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center
General Public 

Johanna Beyer was largely overlooked in her own lifetime, and only today is beginning to receive her due as one of the most experimental composers among the ultra-modernists who she associated with. An associate of Cowell, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Aaron Copland, and other great composers of the time, Beyer was at the forefront of new music and composed breakthrough works for orchestra, percussion ensemble, and was a pioneer of early music technology.

The world premiere of this short work caps off a program of contemporary and experimental works by Rochberg, Cowell, and Penderecki. 

Known for their bold and adventurous programming, the Mannes Orchestra has been hailed by The New York Times as an orchestra whose quality is “a revelation”,” and for their “intensity of focus.”

The 2019/20 Season features many exciting performances, collaborations, and projects, including performances at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, John L. Tishman Auditorium at The New School, and appearances with the Mannes Opera at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College.

Conductor: David Hayes

George Rochberg - Black Sounds
Henry Cowell - Symphony No. 2 "Anthropos"
Krzysztof Penderecki - Threnody To The Victims of Hiroshima
Johanna Beyer - Cyrnab

Presented by the College of Performing Arts.

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