Professional Touring Artist Series: New York Festival of Song: The Picnic Cantata/Dinner at Eight

Venue: Reston Community Center - CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, Virginia, 20191

Event Timing: Saturday, Feb 18th, 2017 - 08:00PM - 11:00PM

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Categories: Performing Arts


Event Details


In The Picnic Cantata, four women go on a car trip, eat their lunch in the open air, read the newspaper, and drive home tired but happy. Composer Paul Bowles and poet James Schuyler turn this Sunday journey into a quiet masterpiece – a tuneful, witty, and subtly moving work rarely performed since its 1954 premiere. It is paired with two world premieres: a suite of songs from Pulitzer Prize-winner William Bolcom’s latest opera Dinner at Eight, and a new song cycle by Gabriel Kahane, whose recent CD The Ambassadors was hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of the year’s very best albums.” Read More