Birds of Paradise: Music for Winds and Piano
Sunday, July 07, 2013
Tickets are now available online, CooperstownMusicFest.org and by phone through Brown Paper Tickets, 800.838.3006. Tickets also will be sold at the door, as available. Tickets are $25 for adults; $15 for students 6-18.
In addition to works by Debussy, Mozart and Poulenc, Opening night of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival features a new multi-media work that pairs a live performance of Robert Sirota’s 2008 composition Birds of Paradise with videos and bird calls from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Birds-of-Paradise Project. At a pre-concert talk at 7 pm, Cornell Lab of Ornithology scientist Ed Scholes, composer Robert Sirota and Festival artistic director Linda Chesis will discuss their work and collaboration. Scholes, an evolutionary biologist, spent 8 years and 18 expeditions scientifically documenting all 39 species of the birds-of-paradise family with National Geographic photographer Tim Laman. Chesis and Sirota are putting together the multi-media work.
Britten “Pan" from Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op. 49
Mozart Quintet in E flat major for Piano and Winds, K. 452
Robert Sirota Birds of Paradise