"Movable Type": A Tribute to Langston Hughes, Featuring the New York Premiere of "Five By Langston," by Ricky Ian Gordon

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 12:00am


515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037

Individual tickets: $15-35; discounted festival packages: $135; to order tickets online, please visit dessoff.org

The Dessoff Choirs’ Mid-Winter Festival, WORD•PLAY, under the direction of Music Director, Christopher Shepard, opens on Tuesday, January 15 with a choral performance that showcases the myriad ways choral composers rise to the challenge of setting text. The concert – Movable Type - will be held at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture with a pre-concert discussion between Christopher Shepard and composer Ricky Ian Gordon beginning at 7:00 pm.

Five By Langston, a setting of five poems by Harlem Renaissance poet, Langston Hughes, will be performed in the venue that bears the poet’s name, The Langston Hughes Auditorium.

Dessoff’s second Mid-Winter festival will be presented in venues around New York City from January 15 through March 16, 2013. The festival features a variety of events that explore the dynamic relationship between text and music.

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