Anonymous Man (2017) 58'

SATB -- 24 voice min.

The Crossing, Donald Nally - conductor

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Travel Guide to Nicaragua (2022) 70'

for solo cello and 24 voice choir

solo cello, SATB

Carnegie Hall, Penn Live Arts

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Travel Guide to Nicaragua is premiered by The Crossing and cellist Maya Beiser

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On November 16 in Philadelphia at Congregation Rudolph Shalom and November 17 at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, The Crossing and cellist Maya Beiser (Donald Nally, conductor) premiere Michael Gordon’s new work Travel Guide to Nicaragua. Commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia, Travel Guide to Nicaragua is written for The Crossing and cellist Maya Beiser, with projections by Laurie Olinder and lighting by Eric Southern…

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Travel Guide to Nicaragua for 24 voices and cello

The New York Times (November 18, 2022):
A Composer Reconstructs Painful Family Stories

…melodies played with virtuosity by Beiser served as Gordon’s own response to his family’s stories, bridging those complicated and often painful chronicles with arcing and achingly emotional replies.

Tablet Magazine (December 2022)
A Jewish Family Mystery at Carnegie Hall

In this moving and intricate piece, music becomes a powerful medium that can not only fill in the gaps left by the inadequacies of language but also expressively mirror them…

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