Ben Lake Memorial Concert


CHORALES: A PREMIERE EVENT @ 1st Presbyterian Church, 27 Albany St, Cazenovia, NY — Benjamin J. Lake Memorial Concert in conjunction with Cazenovia Counterpoint

This is a FREE event!

The program features the world premiere of “Chorale”, a commissioned work by Cornell composer Kevin Ernste paying tribute to the late Pulitzer winner Steve Stucky, and the “Easter” Chorale Preludes by Howard Boatwright, in celebration of the Centenary of his birth. Also on the program is 2016 Israel winner Ryan Chase’s “Stargazer”, 2018 Guggenheim winner Tonia Ko’s “Hum Phenomenon,” and Contemporary Arts Award winner Missy Mazzoli’s “Still Life with Avalanche.” “Stargazer” takes us from Constellations and Meteor Showers to Time lapse; Mazzoli’s “Still Life” finds beauty in chaos; and Ko’s “Hum Phenomenon” has the cello anchoring the 3 higher instruments with a Tibetan style ‘hum’.

The Society All-Stars (Kelly Covert, John Friedrichs, John Raschella, Sonya Williams, Arvilla Rovit, Greg Wood, Sar Shalom Strong, and Andrea Scheibel) will be joined by guest organist Oliver Brett. Mr. Brett won the 2017 Royal Canadian College of Organists’ Prize at the Canadian International Organ Competition.