Nina Siniakova Premieres "From the Four Winds"

Friday, March 22, 2013 8:56 AM

Nina Siniakova's "From the Four Winds" will be premiered by Melodia ( this April. This is the final concert of Melodia's 10th-Anniversary series. The concert is dubbed A Breath of Spring, a joyous concert that will bring together a world premiere commission for women's voices and four French horns with rare and favorite works selected from Melodia's decade-long repertoire.

Note there are two concert dates:
Sunday, April 14 @ 4:00 pm
West End Collegiate Church
368 West End Avenue

Saturday, April 20 @ 8:00 pm
Church of the Holy Apostles
296 Ninth Avenue

The special commission of "From the Four Winds" is composed by Belarusian-American composer Nina Siniakova, pianist for the New York City Ballet and a composer with a style that has been called reminiscent of Bartok, Lutoslawsky, and Shostakovich, but with a unique influence from folkloric traditions and jazz trends. Inspired by the number four, Siniakova wrote the piece with four French horns in mind, instrumental parts that will be played by the virtuoso ensemble Genghis Barbie.

Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door (students and seniors/advance $15) and can be purchased here:
Melodia Concert Tickets
or by calling 1-800-838-3006
A reception will follow each concert.

The full program:

World premiere From the Four Winds by NINA SINIAKOVA (1974 – )
Four Russian Peasant Songs for Women’s Chorus and Four French Horns
by IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882 – 1971)
Rose Trilogy by ELEANOR DALEY (1955 – )
Three Birthday Madrigals by JOHN RUTTER (1945 – )
Tota Pulchra Es from Quatre Motets by MAURICE DURUFLÉ (1902 – 1986)
Salut Printemps by CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862 – 1918)