Thursday, October 19, 2006 (8pm)

Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts
(172 Norfolk St, between Houston and Delancey)
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The Metropolis Ensemble 2006-2007 second season opens with the New York premiere of David Schiff's song cycle All About Love, featuring rising vocal stars Thomas Glenn and mezzo Hai-Ting Chinn and a semi-staged performance of the Rite of Spring of the Baroque Era: Monteverdi's musical drama Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda.

The Metropolis Ensemble is a new chamber orchestra bringing together the talents of an emerging generation of performers who have already begun to reshape the sound and feel of music making in New York. For this concert event, the Metropolis Ensemble has assembled four emerging singers poised to take the world stage and who exemplify new directions in music making: tenor Thomas Glenn, "gorgeously clear-toned" ( San Francisco Chronicle); mezzo Hai-Ting Chinn, "...a lovely rich, creamy sound” (New York Times); soprano Melissa Fogarty, recent winner of the 2006 Outmusic Award of Best Debut Recording; and baritone and stage director Daniel Neer.

The Metropolis Ensemble is dedicated to building artistic connections between composer, performer, and audiences in settings that will inspire a new generation of music lovers.