Derrick Skye: Neither Separated, Nor Undone
EVC Concert Choir as guest artists with The Cecilia Chorus of New York
Friday, April 28th, 2023 @ 8 PM
On April 28th, 2023, Every Voice Concert Choir will perform Neither Separated, Nor Undone by Derrick Skye with The Cecilia Chorus of New York with Orchestra (Mark Shapiro, Artistic Director). This concert is presented at Carnegie Hall's Isaac Stern Auditorium.
Location: Carnegie Hall, W 57th St and 7th Ave (map)
About Neither Separated, Nor Undone:
Los Angeles-based composer Derrick Skye has long been fascinated by the musical traditions of cultures around the world – his formal studies have included everything from West African music and dance to Persian music theory to Hindustani classical music. A person of diverse heritage himself, with Ghanaian, Nigerian, British, Irish, and Native American ancestry, Skye has cultivated a unique musical aesthetic incorporating a wide range of cultural influences.
Featuring a libretto of his own writing, NEITHER SEPARATED, NOR UNDONE explores the complex, shifting and sometimes contradictory worldviews humans may hold throughout their lives. While thematically complex, the piece is infused throughout with warmth and joy, often veering into exuberance: a refreshing musical expression of optimism for the human condition.