Feb. 7, 2013. Appalachian State University’s Performing Arts Series in collaboration with the Hayes School of Music, present an unforgettable evening of music rich in tradition and mesmerizing sound. The New York Polyphony is an all-male, vocal chamber ensemble whose sound has been hailed by National Public Radio as a “rich, natural sound that’s larger and more complex than the sum of its parts.” The four men will be performing at the Rosen Concert Hall on Appalachian State University’s campus on Friday, February 8 at 8 p.m. The doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased by calling (828) 262-4046, 1-800-841-ARTS or visiting www.pas.appstate.edu.
About the Event
“The fact is, however closely you want to analyze the sound and the performance you’ll find nothing but reasons to keep listening…” Classics Today
The New York Polyphony has performed their classical chamber music repertoire all over the world to critical acclaim. On Friday, February 8th they will perform pieces written by William Cornysh, William Byrd, John Forrest, Walter Lambe and more. Tickets to the event are $15 for adults and $8 for Appalachian students. For videos and more information, visit http://pas.appstate.edu/schedule/id/new-york-polyphony.
About New York Polyphony
The all-male quartet are fast-rising stars on the classical music scene. The four men are recognized as one of the finest vocal ensembles active today and apply not only refined musicianship and interpretative detail but also a refreshingly modern touch to repertoire that ranges from austere medieval melodies to cutting-edge contemporary works. Dedication to innovative programming, as well as a focus on rare and rediscovered early music, have earned New York Polyphony critical accolades and a devoted following. The group consists of Geoffrey Williams, countertenor; Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor; Christopher Dylan Herbert, baritone; and Craig Phillips, bass. Craig Phillips is an alumnus of Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music. See clips of the New York Polyphony on their YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/nypolyphony.
Upcoming Performing Arts Series Events
Walnut Street Theatre presents
Around the World in 80 Days
by Mark Brown/Adapted from the novel by Jules Verne
Wednesday, February 20
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Bastien und Bastienne by W.A. Mozart
Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music Opera Program
Thursday, April 4- Saturday, April 6
An Evening with Garrison Keillor and Musical Guests
Tuesday, April 16
The 2012-13 Performing Arts Series is sponsored by: