Appearances

Feb29

Outside Voices

St. John's in the Village, 218 w. 11th street (Waverly Place), New York, NY

In "Outside Voices", the 2nd concert of Ember's 25th-anniversary season, we are asking the question of what voices we choose to hear. Are we able to hear not only human voices – but are we able to listen even more universally to the evolving messages uttered by our planet? Composers Eric Banks and Robert Paterson collaborate in a companion world commission, each producing half of the music for this concert that focuses on the global voice of our planet – its natural cycles, as well as human interaction with those cycles. We extend the question, asking if there is such a thing as an actual right to be heard; also asking, “at what peril do we choose not to listen?” Tickets can be purchased in advance online for $20 at www.emberensemble.org, or at the door for $25. Seniors/students, $15; Ages 18 and under are free of charge. For more information go to www. EmberEnsemble.org or call 888-407-6002 Ext.5.

Mar1

Outside Voices

Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 217 Prospect Street, South Orange, NJ 07079

In "Outside Voices", the 2nd concert of Ember's 25th-anniversary season, we are asking the question of what voices we choose to hear. Are we able to hear not only human voices – but are we able to listen even more universally to the evolving messages uttered by our planet? Composers Eric Banks and Robert Paterson collaborate in a companion world commission, each producing half of the music for this concert that focuses on the global voice of our planet – its natural cycles, as well as human interaction with those cycles. We extend the question, asking if there is such a thing as an actual right to be heard; also asking, “at what peril do we choose not to listen?” Tickets can be purchased in advance online for $20 at www.emberensemble.org, or at the door for $25. Seniors/students, $15; Ages 18 and under are free of charge. For more information go to www. EmberEnsemble.org or call 888-407-6002 Ext.5.

Past Appearances & Concerts

The inaugural concert of Ember’s When the War is Over season was the east coast premiere (November 2017) of composer John Muehleisen’s But Who Shall Return Us Our Children? – A Kipling Passion. It looked at the impact of wartime loss on a single family (that of Rudyard Kipling)- yet by extension to all active military families. 

The same ensemble presented an encore performance of John Muehleisen’s 90-minute oratorio, Pietà, in March of 2015. It is a commissioning partner, along with five other organizations, in bringing forward the sequel oratorio, to be premiered in the 2017-18 season. 

In May, 2017, Ember performed the first documented performance of Embracing All by the late Grammy-winning composer, Stephen Paulus in a concert titled, All Things Possible. The concert also featured the world premiere of two choral works by Wayne Eastwood and the late Robert Schuneman. It celebrated human ingenuity as the answer to the world’s need for clean, efficient energy.

 

The Ember Ensemble Brings its Annual Holiday Concert to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, December 2018

Ember Thriving Through the Years: Wisdom from the Foxhole concert, November 2018

Ember Safe for Democracy concert, May 2018 
Ember Where Poppies Grow concert, March 2018