Archive for November, 2010

A Stroll Through “The Old Burying Ground”

A Song Cycle by Evan Chambers

by: Colin Oettle

The Old Burying Ground
Evan Chambers’ The Old Burying Ground is a new orchestral song cycle inspired by epitaphs from an 18th century graveyard in New Hampshire. Scored for soloists and orchestra, The Old Burying Ground creates the spirit of each song through astute instrumentation and selective use of soprano (Anne-Carolyn Bird), tenor (Nicholas Phan), and folk singer (Tim Eriksen). The premier recording, made by The University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra led by conductor Kenneth Kiesler, provides an arresting first look at this neo-traditional American work. View Full Article »

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