May 29, 2022

$ 1.00$ 25.00

Pay What You Wish :: Gregory Spears Premiere – 10:30am at 912 Third

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*** COVID Safety Note: Masks are encouraged, and Chatter continues to provide supplemental air filtration. Protocols are subject to change.

Gregory Spears
The Census at Bethlehem (world premiere!)
Gregory Spears String Quartet no. 2 (world premiere!)
Antonio Vivaldi Stabat Mater

GREGORY SPEARS is a New York-based composer whose music has been called “astonishingly beautiful” (The New York Times), “coolly entrancing” (The New Yorker), and “some of the most beautifully unsettling music to appear in recent memory” (The Boston Globe). He has been commissioned by The New York Philharmonic, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Cincinnati Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Seraphic Fire, The Crossing, Volti, BMI/Concert Artists Guild, Vocal Arts DC, New York Polyphony, The New York International Piano Competition, the JACK Quartet, and The New York Youth Symphony among others. His latest opera, Castor and Patience, was written in collaboration with former U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith and commissioned by Cincinnati Opera for their 100th Anniversary in 2020. (The premiere has been rescheduled for summer 2022 due to COVID-19.) In the 2021-2022 season the New York Philharmonic premiered a new work by Spears also written in collaboration with Smith for countertenor and orchestra. Spears’ 21-movement solo piano cycle Seven Days was released in the form of a custom designed app produced by the 92Y in fall 2021.

Nicholas Garza countertenor
Stephen Redfield,
David Felberg
Jeffery Smith viola
Eric Smith cello
Kathleen McIntosh harpsichord

gigi bella poet

* This Pay What You Wish performance is made possible through the support of the
Cultural Services Department of the City of Albuquerque


Additional information


General admission seating; doors open at 9:30 am. Come early for best choice.


Enjoy our complimentary espresso bar (tips appreciated!)


Chatter, 912 3rd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 81702

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