Bluegrass & Gray: Sounds of Americana

Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

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In a Nutshell

Guest performers Dailey & Vincent join the ensemble for an afternoon of bluegrass-tinged choral music

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The Deal

  • $20 for one ticket to Bluegrass & Gray: Sounds of Americana (up to $40 value)
  • When: Sunday, June 8, at 2 p.m.
  • Where: Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
  • Seating: dress circle
  • Door time: 1 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.
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The Program

The Grammy-nominated bluegrass group Dailey & Vincent joins an accomplished orchestra and choral ensemble for an afternoon of musical Americana. The program concludes with the New York premiere of John Purifoy's The Chronicles of Blue and Gray.

  • Barnett–The World Beloved: A Blue Grass Mass: The solemnity of classical music combines with the warm twang of banjo, mandolin, and fiddle to create a mass that sparkles with elation in this piece. Librettist Marisha Chamberlain said working on it brought back memories of music she heard while visiting her grandparents, "country music with a church flavor that told stories . . . . Grandma would not have allowed dancing, but under the table I tapped my toes."
  • Purifoy–The Chronicles of Blue and Gray: The composer-in-residence penned this piece to honor Knoxville Choral Society artistic director—and his colleague—Dr. Eric Thorson. But the work's sense of history stretches far beyond the Tennessee borders, quoting President Lincoln's inaugural and Gettysburg addresses to commemorate the past and celebrate the everyman.

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An artist, Distinguished Concerts International New York's website says, is "an individual who continually seeks to improve, to grow, and aspires to perform at a higher level." The people behind this definition are DCINY co-founders Iris Derke and Jonathan Griffith, and it's a definition their musicians fulfill. To do so, they collaborate and express themselves while both performing famed Mozart compositions and leading educational events.

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