Caroline Shaw - The Listeners (World Premiere)
Handel - Eternal Source of Light Divine
Nicholas McGegan, conductor;
Arwen Myers, soprano;
Avery Amereau, contralto;
Reginald Mobley, countertenor;
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone;
Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, director.
Launching his last season as music director, Nic McGegan leads a cosmic- minded program featuring the premiere of Caroline Shaw’s “The Listeners.” Inspired by the Carl Sagan-produced Golden Record -- earthly sounds carried into deep space on the Voyager probes - it weaves the voices of contralto Avery Amereau and bass-baritone Dashon Burton with sounds from a record player.